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The Resource On the difficulty of living together : memory, politics, and history, Manuel Cruz ; translated by Richard Jacques

On the difficulty of living together : memory, politics, and history, Manuel Cruz ; translated by Richard Jacques

Label
On the difficulty of living together : memory, politics, and history
Title
On the difficulty of living together
Title remainder
memory, politics, and history
Statement of responsibility
Manuel Cruz ; translated by Richard Jacques
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
In On the Difficulty of Living Together, Manuel Cruz launches a nuanced study of memory and forgetting, defining their forms and uses, political meanings, and social and historical implications. Memory is not an intrinsically positive phenomenon, he argues, but an impressionable and malleable one, used to advance a variety of agendas. Cruz focuses on five memory models: that which is inherently valuable, that which legitimizes the present, that which supports retributive justice, that which is essential to mourning, and that which elicits renunciation or revelation. His methodical approach makes sense of memory's positive and negative effects, its contradictions, and its tensions. Cruz shows us that remembering is not necessarily an end in itself, nor is it a supreme value, immune to external influence. The exercise of memory guarantees nothing, though many insist it is a progressive act preventing the repetition of past mistakes. Tying the making of memory to the movements of history, Cruz prioritizes memory's political dimensions over its philosophical aspects and helps us remember its myriad uses
Member of
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
128/.3
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the Spanish
LC call number
BD181.7
LC item number
.C77713 2016eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
New directions in critical theory
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Memory (Philosophy)
  • Memory
  • Memory
  • Political science
  • History
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • History
  • Memory (Philosophy)
  • Memory
  • Memory
  • Political science
  • Memòria
  • Memòria
  • Memòria (Filosofia)
  • Filosofia de la història
  • Pensament polític
Label
On the difficulty of living together : memory, politics, and history, Manuel Cruz ; translated by Richard Jacques
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • By Way of an Epilogue: A Future with Not Much Future (or About How the Perplexity of the Will Is Possible)
  • Notes
  • Index
  • Backmatter
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Preface to the English Edition
  • Chapter One. Of Memory and Time
  • Chapter Two. The Present Breathes Through History
  • Chapter Three. For an Urgent Typology of Memory
  • Chapter Four. We Need to Start Defending Ourselves from the Past
  • Chapter Five. More About Traumas, Calamities, and Catastrophes
Control code
946011592
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231541398
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 40025949690
  • 10.7312/cruz16400
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
4452015
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)946011592
Label
On the difficulty of living together : memory, politics, and history, Manuel Cruz ; translated by Richard Jacques
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • By Way of an Epilogue: A Future with Not Much Future (or About How the Perplexity of the Will Is Possible)
  • Notes
  • Index
  • Backmatter
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Preface to the English Edition
  • Chapter One. Of Memory and Time
  • Chapter Two. The Present Breathes Through History
  • Chapter Three. For an Urgent Typology of Memory
  • Chapter Four. We Need to Start Defending Ourselves from the Past
  • Chapter Five. More About Traumas, Calamities, and Catastrophes
Control code
946011592
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231541398
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 40025949690
  • 10.7312/cruz16400
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
4452015
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)946011592

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