Julian, Rachel

Julian, Rachel

Rachel Julian

1 February 2016Review

Palgrave Macmillan, 2015; 248pp; £60

The most valuable contribution of this book is to remind us of the political significance of remembering and archiving. Although an academic contribution to memory studies, for nonviolent activists its strength is in its detail and convincing examples of how preserving information, stories and culture contributes to movements because of the way in which archives ‘shape collective memory of the past’.

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The Academics and Scholars blockade at Faslane Naval Base during Faslane 365 campaign 2006-2007. Photo: Faslane 365

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