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Hiroshima TracesTime, Space, and the Dialectics of Memory$
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Lisa Yoneyama

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780520085862

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520085862.001.0001

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Hiroshima Traces
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Lisa Yoneyama

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520085862.003.0001

This book explores the cultural meanings and political implications of the practices of remembering, reinscribing, and retelling memories of Hiroshima. In exploring the politics of historical knowledge about Hiroshima, this ethnography deploys the concept of memory as its central device. It examines some of the spatial strategies that have contributed to taming knowledge about the city's past, analyzes the testimonial practices of Hiroshima's survivors, and considers how acts of remembrance have produced ethnic and gendered subjectivities in the post-war years.

Keywords:   Hiroshima, practices of remembering, ethnography, testimonial practices, ethnic subjectivities, gendered subjectivities, cultural meanings, political implications

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