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Hiroshima Traces – Time, Space, and the Dialectics of Memory - California Scholarship Online
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Hiroshima Traces: Time, Space, and the Dialectics of Memory

Lisa Yoneyama


Remembering Hiroshima, the city obliterated by the world's first nuclear attack, has been a complicated and intensely politicized process, as we learn from this investigation of the “dialectics of memory.” This book explores unconventional texts and dimensions of culture involved in constituting Hiroshima memories—including history textbook controversies, discourses on the city's tourism and urban renewal projects, campaigns to preserve atomic ruins, survivors' testimonial practices, ethnic Koreans' narratives on Japanese colonialism, and the feminized discourse on peace—in order to illuminate ... More

Keywords: Hiroshima, nuclear attack, dialectics of memory, Japanese colonialism, time, space, positionality, post-Cold War

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780520085862
Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520085862.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lisa Yoneyama, author

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