Women mobilizing memory /

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Imprint:New York : Columbia University Press, [2019]
Description:xii, 525 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Women -- Violence against.
Women -- Crimes against.
Collective memory.
Collective memory.
Women -- Crimes against.
Women -- Violence against.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11926966
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Other authors / contributors:Altınay, Ayşe Gül, 1971- editor.
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary:Women Mobilizing Memory, a transnational exploration of the intersection of feminism, history, and memory, shows how the recollection of violent histories can generate possibilities for progressive futures. Questioning the politics of memory-making in relation to experiences of vulnerability and violence, this wide-ranging collection asks: How can memories of violence and its afterlives be mobilized for change? What strategies can disrupt and counter public forgetting? What role do the arts play in addressing the erasure of past violence from current memory and in creating new visions for future generations? Women Mobilizing Memory emerges from a multiyear feminist collaboration bringing together an interdisciplinary group of scholars, artists, and activists from Chile, Turkey, and the United States. The essays in this book assemble and discuss a deep archive of works that activate memory across a variety of protest cultures, ranging from seemingly minor acts of defiance to broader resistance movements. The memory practices it highlights constitute acts of repair that demand justice but do not aim at restitution. They invite the creation of alternative histories that can reconfigure painful pasts and presents. Giving voice to silenced memories and reclaiming collective memories that have been misrepresented in official narratives, Women Mobilizing Memory offers an alternative to more monumental commemorative practices. It models a new direction for memory studies and testifies to a continuing hope for an alternative future.
Other form:Online version: Women mobilizing memory New York : Columbia University Press, [2019] 9780231549974
Table of Contents:
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: Practicing Feminism, Practicing Memory
  • Part I. Disrupting Sites
  • I. Stadium Memories: The Estadio Nacional de Chile and the Reshaping of Space through Women's Memory
  • II. The Metamorphosis of the Museal: From Exhibitionary to Experiential Complex and Beyond
  • III. Kara Walker: The Memory of Sugar
  • IV. Curious Steps: Mobilizing Memory Through Collective Walking and Storytelling in Istanbul
  • V. Pilgrimage As/Or Resistance
  • Part II. Performing Protest
  • VI. Traumatic Memes Diana Taylor
  • VIII. Memory as Encounter: The Saturday Mothers in Turkey
  • VIII. Aquí: Performing Mapping Practices in Santiago de Chile
  • IX. #NiUnaMenos (#NotOneWomanLess): Hashtag Performativity, Memory, and Direct Action against Gender Violence in Argentina
  • X. Mobilizing Academic Labor: The Graduate Workers of Columbia Unionization Campaign
  • XI. "Nobody Is Going To Let You Attend Your Own Funeral": A Funeral for a Trans Woman and Naming the Unnamed
  • XII. Black Feminist Visions and the Politics of Healing in the Movement for Black Lives
  • Part III. Interfering Images
  • XIII. Instilling Interference: Lorie Novak's Frequencies in Traumatic Time
  • XIV. Siting Absence: Feminist Photography, State Violence, and the Limits of Representation
  • XV. Carrie Mae Weems: Rehistoricizing Visual Memory
  • XVI. "When Everything Has Been Said Before ...": Art, Dispossession, and the Economies of Forgetting in Turkey
  • XVII. Treasures
  • XVIII. Blank: An Attempt at a Conversation
  • Part IV. Staging Resistance
  • XIX. Interventionist Theater: Challenging Regimes of Slow Violence
  • XX. Making Memory: Patricia Ariza's and Teresa Ralli's Antígonas
  • XXI. Theater of the Mothers: Three Political Plays by Marie NDiaye
  • XXII. Who Knows Where or When?: AIDS and Theatrical Memory in Queer Time
  • Part V. Rewriting Lives
  • XXIII. El Edificio de los Chilenos (The Building of the Chileans): Heroic Memory Revisited by a Post-Revolutionary Daughter
  • XXIV. Remembering "Possibility": Postmemory and Apocalyptic Hope in Recent Turkish Coup Narratives
  • XXV. Müfide Ferit Tek's Aydemir Meets Neside K. Demir, or How Women in Mourning Impede Gendered Memories of a Genocidal Past
  • XXVI. Hilando en la Memoria: Weaving Songs of Resistance in Contemporary Mapuche Political Cultural Activism
  • List of Contributors
  • Index