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Deleuze and Memorial Culture – Desire, Singular Memory and the Politics of Trauma - Edinburgh Scholarship Online
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Deleuze and Memorial Culture: Desire, Singular Memory and the Politics of Trauma

Adrian Parr


This book presents a detailed study of contemporary forms of public remembrance. It considers the different character traumatic memory takes throughout the sphere of cultural production and argues that contemporary memorial culture has the power to put traumatic memory to work in a positive way. Drawing on the conceptual apparatus of Gilles Deleuze, the book outlines the relevance of his thought to cultural studies and the wider phenomenon of traumatic theory and public remembrance. This approach is interdisciplinary, drawing on media criticism, psychoanalysis, cultural studies, urbanism, cont ... More

Keywords: public remembrance, traumatic memory, memorial culture, Gilles Deleuze, cultural studies, traumatic theory, experience, media criticism, psychoanalysis

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780748627547
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627547.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Adrian Parr, author