Tag: memory

The Disunited Colours of Mostar

Nearly twenty years after the Dayton Accords, Ian Bancroft explores the state of Mostar’s reconciliation process through the city’s physical landscape. One enduring memory from a 2003 visit to Mostar is the ruins of Musala square blanketed by fashion billboards offering a glamorous and utopian future; a sharp contrast to an…

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The Opposite of Memory is Not Forgetting

On this Thanksgiving holiday, Eric Gordy takes a look at collective memory and historical truth in the United States and Serbia.  What do we mean when we use terms like “collective memory” and “confrontation with the past”? The first term is the older one, usually traced to the French sociologist…

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