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Author Bijl, Paul
Title Emerging Memory : Photographs of Colonial Atrocity in Dutch Cultural Remembrance
Imprint Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, 2015
©2015
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Descript 1 online resource (259 pages)
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Series Heritage and Memory Studies
Heritage and Memory Studies
Note Cover -- Table of Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Icons of Memory and Forgetting -- Dutch Colonial Memory -- Dutch Colonial Forgetting -- Forgetting in Cultural Memory Studies -- Objects: The 1904 Photographs as Portable Monuments -- Method: Frame Analysis -- Emerging Memory: Between Semanticization and Cultural Aphasia -- A Lack of Interest? -- Overview -- 1. Imperial Frames, 1904 -- Introduction -- The 1904 Expedition and the Atjeh War -- The Surface of the 1904 Photographs -- Genres of Empire -- Images of Imperial Massacres -- Times of Empire -- Conclusion -- 2. Epistemic Anxiety and Denial, 1904‑1942 -- The Ethical Distribution of the Perceptible -- Managing Established Frames -- Icons of the Nation -- Haunting Memories -- An Icon of One Man's Cruelty -- Uncomfortable Colonial Conservatism -- Conclusion -- 3. Compartmentalized and Multidirectional Memory, 1949-1966 -- Compartmentalized Memory -- Multidirectional Memory -- Conclusion -- 4. Emerging memory, 1966-2010 -- The Atjeh Photographs and the Violence of Western Modernity -- Emerging Memory -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- List of where the 1904 photographs have appeared -- Index
This incisive volume brings together postcolonial studies, visual culture, and cultural memory studies to explain how the Netherlands continues to rediscover its history of violence in colonial Indonesia. Dutch commentators have frequently claimed that the colonial past and especially the violence associated with it has been "forgotten" in the Netherlands. Uncovering "lost" photographs and other documents of violence has thereby become a recurring feature aimed at unmasking a hidden truth. The author argues that, rather than absent, such images have been consistently present in the Dutch public sphere and have been widely available in print, on television, and now on the internet. Emerging Memory shows that between memory and forgetting there is a haunted zone from which pasts that do not fit the stories nations live by keep on emerging and submerging while retaining their disturbing presence.
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Bijl, Paul Emerging Memory : Photographs of Colonial Atrocity in Dutch Cultural Remembrance Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press,c2015 9789089645906
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