Islands, history, decolonial memory

May Joseph
2020 Island Studies Journal  
How do small island ecologies commemorate their disappeared pasts? What are some of the place-making practices that shape the formation of small island collective memories? Through the analysis of five case studies of small island communities in a comparative framework, this editorial introduction to a special section of Island Studies Journal on 'Islands, history, decolonial memory' opens up the mnemonic and psychoanalytic challenges facing contemporary island societies and the invention of
more » ... the invention of their social memories. The islands of Balliceaux, Ro, Saaremaa, St. Simon and Dongzhou present competing instances of how memory operates across cultures of remembrance and forgetting.
doi:10.24043/isj.138 fatcat:tvnjm2tcqjaqtlfjfzgmxmtuui