Time: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: 1-109 Herbert M Hanson, Jr Hall
The Collective Memory of Mass Atrocities
A talk by Alejandro Baer, Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies, U of M
“Postmemory”, “multi-directional memory” and “cosmopolitan memory” are terms used by contemporary scholars to describe the changing nature of the practices of remembrance in post-conflict societies. We will look at the emerging modes of traumatic memory production, circulation and consumption in a globalized context, which are highly conditioned by the language of the Holocaust. The Jewish genocide serves as powerful symbol and also as a cognitive model—a script—for structuring and framing the events of a troubling past. What are its effects on social relations and individual subjects?
Session 3 in the public, one-credit course Reframing Mass Violence: Human Rights and Social Memory in Latin America and Southern Europe
This event has been designated by the Office of the Vice President for Research to satisfy the Awareness/Discussion component of the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) continuing education requirement.
More information: http://ias.umn.edu/2014/02/20/baer/
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