Author(s): Siobhan Kattago
Why do sure puts and now not others symbolically seize the previous and freeze time? Likewise, why does the method of reminiscence, as a fluid and converting task, appear to stop its personal solidification? Memory and Representation in Contemporary Europe displays now not most effective at the endurance of the previous as a theme connected to modernity, media and time, but additionally discusses the politics of reminiscence inside of a converting Europe. Drawing at the theoretical paintings of Hannah Arendt, Isaiah Berlin and Zygmunt Bauman, Siobhan Kattago makes use of examples from each Germany and Estonia with a view to cope with the a couple of layers of Europe’s totalitarian previous. Through reflecting at the legacy of totalitarianism and the revolutions of 1989, it turns into transparent that the problem is much less of whether or not one must take into accout, however reasonably learn how to internalize the quite a lot of courses of the previous for the way forward for Europe. Memory and Representation in Contemporary Europe thus gives the reader events upon which to take inventory of various however overlapping contours of previous and found in recent Europe.