The SAGE Handbook of Political Sociology offers a comprehensive and contemporary look at this evolving field of study. The focus is on political life itself and the chapters, written by a highly-respected and international team of authors, cover the core themes which need to be understood in order to study political life from a sociological perspective, or simply to understand the political world. The two volumes are structured around five key areas: PART 1: TRADITIONS AND PERSPECTIVES PART 2: CORE CONCEPTS PART 03: POLITICAL IDEOLOGIES AND MOVEMENTS PART 04: TOPICS PART 05: WORLD REGIONS This future-oriented and cross-disciplinary handbook is a landmark text for students and scholars interested in the social investigation of politics.
Chapter 60: The Politics of Memory
The study of memory has been a burgeoning field during the last three decades. Scholars from across the social sciences and arts and humanities have explored public, private, shared and individual recollections, commemorative practices, representations of the past and places of remembrance. Some of these scholars locate themselves directly in the interdisciplinary field of ‘memory studies', whilst others approach questions of the past, memory and history from their respective disciplines (such as sociology, psychology, history, political science). Within this very wide field the politics of memory have attracted considerable attention. This particularly in relation to wars and national identity, reconciliation after atrocities or conflict and transitional justice during processes of democratization, ...