Memory and the wars on terror: Australian and British perspectives

Gildersleeve, Jessica and Gehrmann, Richard, eds. (2017) Memory and the wars on terror: Australian and British perspectives. Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., Houndmills, United Kingdom. ISBN 978-3-319-56975-8

Abstract

This edited collection aims to respond to dominant perspectives on twenty-first-century war by exploring how the events of 9/11 and the subsequent Wars on Terror are represented and remembered outside of the US framework. Existing critical coverage ignores the meaning of these events for people, nations and cultures apparently peripheral to them but which have - as shown in this collection - been extraordinarily affected by the social, political and cultural changes these wars have wrought. Adopting a literary and cultural history approach, the book asks how these events resonate and continue to show effects in the rest of the world, with a particular focus on Australia and Britain. It argues that such reflections on the impact of the Wars on Terror help us to understand what global conflict means in a contemporary context, as well as what its representative motifs might tell us about how nations like Australia and Britain perceive and construct their remembered identities on the world stage in the twenty-first century. In its close examination of films, novels, memoir, visual artworks, media, and minority communities in the years since 2001, this collection looks at the global impacts of these events, and the ways they have shaped, and continue to shape, Britain and Australia’s relation to the rest of the world.


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Item Type: Book (Commonwealth Reporting Category A)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Arts and Communication
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2017 04:33
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2018 04:48
Uncontrolled Keywords: war; trauma; memory; Iraq, Afghanistan; 9/11; war on terror
Fields of Research : 21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210399 Historical Studies not elsewhere classified
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2005 Literary Studies > 200599 Literary Studies not elsewhere classified
21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210303 Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture
A Defence > 81 Defence > 8101 Defence > 810199 Defence not elsewhere classified
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970121 Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-56976-5
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/33435

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