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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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Memories in Ruins

Memories in Ruins

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(p.66) Chapter 2 Memories in Ruins
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Hiroshima Traces
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Lisa Yoneyama

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520085862.003.0003

This chapter examines the contestatory memories that proliferated out of the renewal projects, particularly those sites that have emerged around various demolition proposals seeking to expel physical reminders of the dark past. It suggests that the inconsistent meanings people attributed to building conservation demonstrate that there are competing attitudes toward remembering, and that not all mnemonic sites have endorsed the same sense of pastness. It also argues that the proliferation of mnemonic sites have interrupted progress toward amnesia in critical ways.

Keywords:   renewal projects, demolition, building conservation, mnemonic sites, amnesia

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