10 April 2012

Memories of Displacement

Several books and journal articles have recently been or are due to be published that focus in some way on "memory"; here's a partial listing:

Children of the Greek Civil War: Refugees and the Politics of Memory (Univ. of Chicago Press, 2012) [info]

The Lost German East: Forced Migration and the Politics of Memory, 1945-1970 (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2012) [info]

"Negotiating the Humanitarian Past: History, Memory, and Unstable Cityscapes in Kampala, Uganda," Refugee Survey Quarterly, Advance Access, 3 Feb. 2012 [abstract]

Oral History, Community, and Displacement: Imagining Memories in Post-Apartheid South Africa (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012) [info]

"Palestinian Autobiographical Memory Regarding the 1948 Palestinian Exodus," Political Psychology, vol. 32, no. 2 (April 2011) [abstract]

The oral history approach is one of the main methodologies used for capturing memories of displacement experiences. This training toolkit explains how to undertake an oral history project. As an example, here's a collection of "refugees' stories of loss, exile and rebuilding."

Other methodologies are described in the "Education" section of the Mapping Memories: Experiences of Refugee Youth web site, in the companion book entitled Mapping Memories: Participatory Media, Place-based Stories & Refugee Youth, and in "Mapping Memories of Displacement: Oral History, Memoryscapes, and Mobile Methodologies," a chapter in Place, Writing, and Voice in Oral History (Palgrave Macmillan, Nov. 2011).

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