Mobilizing the Past in Europe, Australia and New Zealand
Edited By Shanti Sumartojo and Ben Wellings
In this innovative volume, the authors examine First World War commemoration in an international, multidisciplinary and comparative context. The contributions draw on history, politics, geography, cultural studies and sociology to interrogate the continuities and tensions that have shaped national commemoration and the social and political forces that condition this unique international event. New studies of Western Europe, Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific address the relationship between increasingly fractured grand narratives of history and the renewed role of the state in mediating between individual and collective memories. Released to coincide with the beginning of the 2014–2018 centenary period, this collection illuminates the fluid and often contested relationships amongst nation, history and memory in Great War commemoration.
ANDREW MYCOCK, SHANTI SUMARTOJO AND BEN WELLINGS
‘The centenary to end all centenaries’:The Great War, Nation and Commemoration
PART IWar and Memory in a ‘Post-national’ Era
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