Utrecht Forum for Memory Studies


Deindustrialisation in Twentieth-Century Europe: The Northwest of Italy and the Ruhr Region in Comparison

Edited by Stefan Berger, Stefano Musso, and Christian Wicke Exploring two large economies which were heavily affected by deindustrialisation in the late twentieth century, this book provides insights into the social movements that brought about and also challenged industrial reduction in Europe. Both the Ruhr region in Germany and the Northwest of Italy experienced major…

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The Routledge International Handbook of Perpetrator Studies Edited by Susanne C. Knittel and Zachary J. Goldberg

The Routledge International Handbook of Perpetrator Studies traces the growth of an important interdisciplinary field, its foundations, key debates and core concerns, as well as highlighting current and emerging issues and approaches and pointing to new directions for enquiry. With a focus on the perpetrators of mass killings, political violence and genocide, the handbook is concerned…

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Double Exposures: Perpetrators and the Uses of Photography Special Issue of JPR: The Journal of Perpetrator Research

Edited by Susanne C. Knittel and Stéphanie Benzaquen-Gautier This special issue considers the past, present, and future uses of photography of and by perpetrators of mass violence, terrorism, genocide, and other forms of political violence. Photographic images of perpetrators and their acts are produced for different purposes (documentation, evidence, self-promotion, propaganda, etc.) and come to us…

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Media Amnesia: Rewriting the Economic Crisis Laura Basu

How the media has been complicit in sustaining free market capitalism. From Donald Trump to Brexit and the resurgence of the far-right across Europe, what role has the media played in shaping our current political moment? Following the news coverage of a decade-long crisis that includes the 2008 financial crash and the Great Recession, mounting…

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Argentina Betrayed: Memory, Mourning, and Accountability Antonius C. G. M. Robben

The ruthless military dictatorship that ruled Argentina between 1976 and 1983 betrayed the country’s people, presiding over massive disappearances of its citizenry and, in the process,  destroying the state’s trustworthiness as the guardian of safety and well-being. Desperate relatives risked their lives to find the disappeared, and one group of mothers defied the repressive regime with weekly protests…

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