The Routledge International Handbook of Memory Studies offers students and researchers original contributions that comprise the debates, intersections and future courses of the field. It is divided in six themed sections:

1)Theories and Perspectives,

2) Cultural artefacts, Symbols and Social practices,

3) Public, Transnational, and Transitional Memories

4) Technologies of Memory,

5) Terror, Violence and Disasters,

6) and Body and Ecosystems.

A strong emphasis is placed on the interdisciplinary breadth of Memory Studies with contributions from leading international scholars in sociology, anthropology, philosophy, biology, film studies, media studies, archive studies, literature and history. The Handbook addresses the core concerns and foundations of the field while indicating new directions in Memory Studies.

Part I. Theories and Perspectives  1. Rethinking the Concept of Collective Memory, Barry Schwartz  2. Reconceptualizing Memory as Event: from "difficult pasts" to "restless events", Robin Wagner-Pacifici  3. Pierre Nora's Les Lieux de memoire Thirty Years After, Patrick Hutton  4. Sites of Memory Studies (Lieux des études de mémoire), Jeffrey Olick  5. Against Memory, Jeffrey Goldfarb  6. Cultural Memory Studies: Mediation, narrative, and the aesthetic, Ann Rigney  Part II. Cultural Artefacts, Symbols and Social Practices  7. Social Movements and Memory, Ron Eyerman  8. Banal Commemoration, Vered Vinitzky-Seroussi  9. Organizational Memories – A phenomenological analysis, Thomas S. Eberle  10. Memory, Time, and Responsibility, Carmen Leccardi  11. Memory of the Future, Paolo Jedlowski  12. "Housing Spirits: The Grave as an Exemplary Site of Memory," Hans Ruin  Part III: Public, Transnational, and Transitional Memories 13. Globalization and/of Memory: On the complexification and contestation of memory cultures and practices, David Inglis  14 . The Afterlife and Renaissance of the Plastic People of the (21st Century) Universe: Continuity and memory in bohemia, Trever Hagen  15. De-Centering the Media, Normalizing Scandal, and Deflating Collective Memory, Mark Jacobs  16. Antigone in Leon: The drama of trauma politics, Natan Sznaider and Alejandro Baer  17. Urban Spaces, City Cultures, and Collective Memories, Kevin Loughran, Gary Alan Fine, and Marcus Anthony Hunter  18. Digital Trauma Archives: The "Yellow Star Houses" Project, Gabriella Ivacs  Part IV: Technologies of Memory  19. Cultural Heritage: Tangible and Intangible Markers of Collective Memory, Diane Barthel- Bouchier  20. Remembering Identity Through Music: The case of community from Turkey in Berlin, Pinar Güran-Aydin and Tia DeNora  21. Cinema And Memory Studies: Now, then, and tomorrow, Carrie Collenberg-Gonzalez  22. Memory and Future Selves in Futurist Dystopian Cinema: The Road (2010) and The Book of Eli (2010), E. Ann Kaplan  23. "The Mirror with a Memory": Placing photography in memory studies, Olga Shevchenko  24. Bone, Steel and Stone: Reification and transformation in Holocaust memorials, Zachary Metz  25. Walking the Autobiographical Path. The spatial dimension of remembering in a memoir by Italo Calvino, Alessandra Fasulo  Part V: Terror, Violence and Disasters  26. Southeast Asia and the Politics of Contested Memories, Kwok Kian-Woon and Roxana Waterson  27. Japanese War Memories and Commemoration After the Great East Japan Earthquake, Philip Seaton  28. Disaster, Trauma, and Memory, Bin Xu  29. Memory and Recent Past: Chile, from revolution to repression, Isabel Torres Dujisin  30. An "Unaccomplished Memory": The strategy of tension in Italy (1969-1993) and the Piazza Fontana bombing in Milan (December 12, 1969), Anna Lisa Tota and Lia Luchetti  31. Between Absence and Invisibility: Undocumented migration and the September 11th memorial, Alexandra Delano and Ben Nienass  32. The Madrid 2004 Bombing: Understanding the puzzle of 11-M’s flawed commemorative process, Cristina Flesher Fominaya  33. Remembering 7/7: The collective shaping of survivors’ personal memories of the 2005 London bombing, Steven D. Brown, Matthew Allen and Paula Reavey  Part VI: Body and Ecosystems  34. When Memory Goes Awry, Maria I. Medved and Jens Brockmeier  35. Dancing the Present. Body memory and quantum field theory, Anna Lisa Tota  36. Implicit Memory, Emotional Experience and Self-Regulation: The heart’s role in raising our consciousness baseline, Rollin McCraty  37. Cell Memory of an Ancestral State: Going backward across our life span to resume self-healing abilities, Carlo Ventura  38. Memory of Water: Storage of information and spontaneous growth of knowledge, Emilio Del Giudice, Alberto Tedeschi, Vladimir Voeikov  39. The Importance of Memory in Ecology, Sven Erik Jorgensen  40. Soundscapes as Commemoration and Imagination of the Acoustic Past, Jan Marontate