Studies in the Social and Cultural History of Modern Warfare

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    In an engaging and original contribution to the field of memory studies, Joy Damousi considers the enduring impact of war on family memory in the Greek diaspora. Focusing on Australia's Greek immigrants in the aftermath of the Second World War and the Greek Civil War, the book explores the concept of remembrance within the larger context of migration to show how intergenerational experience of war and trauma transcend both place and nation. Drawing from the most recent research in memory, trauma and transnationalism, Memory and Migration in the Shadow of War deals with the continuities and discontinuities of war stories, assimilation in modern Australia, politics and activism, child migration and memories of mothers and children in war. Damousi sheds new light on aspects of forgotten memory and silence within families and communities, and in particular the ways in which past experience of violence and tragedy is both negotiated and processed.

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    Number of Pages: 274
    Format(s): Hardback - ISBN: 9781107115941
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    Listed in: European history, Australasian & Pacific history, From c 1945 to c 2000, Military history, Migration, immigration & emigration
    Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS

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