The Transcultural Turn
Interrogating Memory Between and Beyond Borders
[The Transcultural Turn]
Ed. by Bond, Lucy / Rapson, Jessica
Aims and Scope
This edited collection makes a progressive intervention into the interdisciplinary field of memory studies with a series of essays drawn from diverse theoretical, practitional and cultural backgrounds. The most seminal critical development within memory studies in recent years has arguably been the turn towards transculturalism. This movement engenders a series of methodologies that posit remembrance as a fluid process
in which commemorative tropes work to inform the representation of diverse events and traumas beyond national or cultural boundaries, transcending – but not negating – spatial, temporal and ideational differences.
Examining a wide range of historical and cultural contexts, the essays in this collection focus on the dialogues that shape processes of remembrance between and beyond borders, critiquing the problems and possibilities inherent in current discourses in memorial practice and theory as they approach the challenge of transculturalism.
- x, 275 pages
- 2 Tables
- Type of Publication:
- Memory; transculturalism; trauma; globalization
- Scholars of Literary and Cultural Studies