In and Out of Crisis: Chronotopes of Memory

Ksenia Robbe*, Kristina Gedgaudaite, Hanneke Stuit, Kylie Thomas, Oxana Timofeeva

*Bijbehorende auteur voor dit werk

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    Memory is key to understanding the temporal-spatial coordinates of producing ‘crisis’ and acting in it. By reshaping infrastructures of past, present, and future, and interlinking places and spaces of crisis, memory often appears to be instrumental for proclaiming, experiencing, and responding to states of emergency.

    This chapter scrutinizes the varied workings of memory in/of crises by examining mnemonic chronotopes and exploring their potential as conceptual figures. Thinking about crises through chronotopes of memory, that is, temporal-spatial frameworks of recall involved in imagining and narrating, can reveal the mechanisms behind cycles of oppression (spaces marked as sites of perpetual crises; times of dispossession conceived as eternal) as well as ways of breaking these cycles, creating openings within them.

    Drawing on various situated cases, the chapter reflects on the local and global dimensions of contemporary crises—of responses to migrants from the Middle East in the Greek borderlands and their ramifications within European politics; of post-truth politics in Russia in times of the war in Ukraine; of deepening structural inequalities and protest in South Africa; and of the ways in which post-transitional dystopian imaginations in the Global South and Eastern Europe are produced as well as countered through memory practices.
    Originele taal-2English
    Titel(Un)timely Crises
    SubtitelChronotopes and Critique
    RedacteurenM Boletsi, N. Lemos - Dekker, N. Mika, K. Robbe
    UitgeverijPalgrave MacMillan
    Aantal pagina's26
    ISBN van elektronische versie978-3-030-74946-0
    ISBN van geprinte versie978-3-030-74945-3
    StatusPublished - 1-aug.-2021

    Publicatie series

    Naam Palgrave Studies in Globalization, Culture and Society


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