Discourses of collective remembering: contestation, politics, affect

Tommaso M. Milani, John E. Richardson

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This article introduces the key issues and themes that the articles in the Special Issue aim to apply and develop in greater detail. First, we argue that the field of collective remembering can be conceived as a site of active contestation, rather than simply a means of communicating a historic past or our deontic position in relation to these pasts. Approaching collective remembering as a Lieu de Dispute allows us, in turn, to foreground three consequential dimensions of remembrance, which the articles in the issue examine in different ways: that collective remembering is an interpersonal, political and affective practice. This introduction discusses these three dimensions to collective remembering in greater detail, before outlining the remaining contents of the Special Issue.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)459-476
Number of pages18
JournalCritical Discourse Studies
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Social Sciences


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