The right to memory: History, media, law, and ethics

Noam Tirosh (Editor), Anna Reading (Editor)

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Abstract

The field of memory studies has typically focused on everyday memory and commemoration practices through which we construct meaning and identities. The Right to Memory looks beyond these everyday practices, focusing instead on how memory relates to human rights and socio-legal constructs in order to legitimize and protect groups and individuals. With case studies including Polish Holocaust Law, the Indian origins of Amartya Sen's capability theory approach, and the right to memory through digital technologies in Brazilian and British museums, this collected volume seeks to establish the right to memory as a foundational topic in memory studies.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherBerghahn Books
Number of pages194
ISBN (Electronic)9781800738584
ISBN (Print)9781800738577
DOIs
StatePublished - 10 Feb 2023

Publication series

Name Worlds of Memory
PublisherBerghahn Books
Volume10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences
  • General Arts and Humanities

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