Confronting traumatic pasts. An international comparison Ruth Wodak, Gertraud Auer Borea d'Olmo (eds.)
Every society must cope with traumatic pasts. The many ways in which societies cope with the past(s) form part of the „politics of the past“: history is thus continuously reformulated ex post facto and presented as a seemingly coherent narrative related to specific (hegemonic) interests.
Contents Introdution: Ruth Wodak,? Gertraud Auer Borea A Look at Vienna, 1938: Gitta Sereny From Collective Violence to a Common Future: Four Models for Dealing with a Traumatic Past: Aleida Assmann Justice, Truth, and Peace. Three Dimensions of Consequences: Anton Pelinka Transforming the Holocaust. Remarks after the Beginning of the 21st Century: Dirk Rupnow Historical Scholarship, Politics of the Public Past and (Semi-) Private Memory: Mitchell G. Ash Considering the Violence of Voicelessness: Censorship and Self-censorship Related to the South African TRC Process: Christine Anthonissen Dealing with the Past in Spain. Between Amnesia and Collective Memory: Walther L. Bernecker The Polish Debate Around Fear by Jan Tomasz Gross from the Perspective of the Intermediary Discourse Analysis: Marek Czyzewski Resolving Antagonistic Tensions. Some Discourse Analytic Reflections on Verbal Commemorative Practices: Titus Ensink Restitution: Yes, but . . .: Rudolf de Cillia and Ruth Wodak Spoken Silences - Bridging Breaks. The Discursive Construction of Historical Continuities and TurningPoints in Austrian Commemorative Speeches by Employing Rhetorical Tropes: Martin Reisigl Images of the "Other" and Danish Politics of the Past: Anti-Semitism, Xenophobia and the Dream of Homogeneity: Thorsten Wagner The Legacies of the Holocaust in Scandinavian Small State Foreign Policy: Cecilie Felicia Stokholm Banke Two Sides of the Coin: Clean Break and Usable History. The Case of Hungary: Andrâs Kovâcs Confronting War Crimes of the Wehrmacht: Walter Manoschek Israel's Prenatal Memory: Born 1948 - Traumatised 1938: Moshe Zimmermann