The politics of history in comparative perspective

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  • "May 2008."
  • Includes bibliographical references.
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  • Foreword : historical remembrance in the twenty-first century / Jay Winter -- Introduction : the political currency of the past : history, memory, and identity / Martin O. Heisler -- The future of memory / Richard Ned Lebow -- The American past politicized : uses and misuses of history / Michael Kammen -- Blank spots in collective memory : a case study of Russia / James V. Wertsch -- Using the past in the Nazi successor states from 1945 to the present / Jenny Wüstenberg and David Art -- Through a glass darkly : consequences of a politicized past in contemporary Turkey / Fatma Müge Göçek -- The Japanese history textbook controversy in East Asian perspective / Claudia Schneider -- Disputes in Japan over the Japanese military "comfort women" system and its perception in history / Hirofumi Hayashi -- The politics of history and memory in democratic Spain / Carolyn P. Boyd -- Australia's history under Howard, 1996-2007 / Andrew Bonnell and Martin Crotty -- Democracy and memory : Romania confronts its communist past / Vladimir Tismaneanu -- Can truth be negotiated? History textbook revision as a means of reconciliation / Falk Pingel -- Challenged histories and collective self-concepts : politics in history, memory, and time / Quick read synopsis: the politics of history in comparative perspective
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