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Mapping Public Memory: Counterpublics, the State and the Holocaust in Romania
Mapping Public Memory: Counterpublics, the State and the Holocaust in Romania

Author(s): Alexandru Climescu
Subject(s): History
Published by: Institutul National pentru Studierea Holocaustului din Romania ELIE WIESEL
Keywords: Public sphere; memory; Holocaust; Romania; counterpublic

Summary/Abstract: This study explores the concept of public memory by resorting to the private-public dicho - tomy as an analytical framework of political theory. Based on empirical evidence regarding the recollection of the Holocaust in Romania, it highlights the strengths and weaknesses of the public-private separation, as conceived by the liberal and public sphere models,with regard to the analysis of competing accounts of the past. Furthermore, drawing on subse - quent critiques of the habermasian theory of public sphere, this study discusses the memory work of marginalized publics and their counterdiscourses to the official Holocaust memory.

  • Issue Year: V/2013
  • Issue No: 06
  • Page Range: 74-86
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: English