Globalising the Human Right to Remember: Genocide Memorials in Cambodia
Free Public Lecture
In recent decades, the genocidal pasts of non-Western societies have been memorialised in culturally specific and traditionally Western ways. From museum exhibits to monuments, this hybrid use of both local and global forms of commemoration has transformed culturally specific loss into a universal language of collective memory. If these are incongruent it can lead to a ‘crisis of representation’.
In this lecture, Associate Professor Carol Kidron will use the example of genocide memorials in Cambodia to explore whether global forms of commemoration can be effectively grounded in the local cultural terrain or if these hybrid practices risk cultural erasure altogether.
Associate Professor Carol A. Kidron, Department of Anthropology
Associate Professor Carol A. Kidron
Department of Anthropology
University of Haifa
Carol A. Kidron is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Haifa, Israel. Her research focuses on the interface between private and public Holocaust and genocide memory work in Israel, Canada and Cambodia. More recently, Kidron has been examining ‘glocalization’ discourses on justice and reconciliation, victimhood, and memory in postconflict societies.