“This volume confirms a shift of paradigm in the field of memory studies, linking it now to the mobilizing force of historical imagination… Opposed to revisionism, these authors probe more deeply into the past than positivist histories have ever done, following the flash of possibility into the future. A brilliant, timely, and singular volume.”
~Judith Butler, University of California, Berkeley
Women Mobilizing Memory, edited by Ayşe Gül Altınay, María José Contreras, Marianne Hirsch, Jean Howard, Banu Karaca, and Alisa Solomon, is a transnational exploration of the intersection of feminism, history, and memory that shows how the recollection of violent histories can generate possibilities for progressive futures. In this introduction, Marianne Hirsch discusses the global movements that inspired this project and gives a brief background to the study of memory.