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Pamięć i miasto. Palimpsest vs. pole walki
Memory and city. A palimpsest vs. a battleground

Author(s): Elżbieta Rybicka
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Instytut Badań Literackich Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: Collective memory; Urban studies; Politics of location; Politics of memory

Summary/Abstract: This article discusses the associations between collective memory and city within a new cultural framework – a politics of location and a politics of memory. The author discusses three metaphors representing diverse ways of capturing this relationship: palimpsest, trace, and battleground, and analyses several commemoration practices on which the multicultural past of the town of Szczecin has a bearing; these include prose works of A.D. Liskowacki; K. Freino’s artistic project ‘Ledges & Sandpits’; the city’s promotion strategy and an underground tourist route.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 5
  • Page Range: 201-211
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Polish