Jerusalem's alternative collective memory agents

Menachem Klein

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Jerusalem played an important role in the establishment of collective memory studies by Maurice Halbwachs in the early twentieth century. Recent studies in this field draw attention to the contribution of a variety of agents to building, maintaining, and challenging collective memory realms. Following suit, this article deals with the methods that agents of an alternative collective memory for Jerusalem use to challenge the Israeli hegemonic narrative. Before reviewing their activities in East and West Jerusalem and their resources and impact, I summarize the hegemonic narrative as presented in four memory realms. Special attention is given to both sides' use of the Internet as a means of overcoming the physical limitations of memory realms.

Original languageEnglish
Article number0102
Pages (from-to)1-16
Number of pages16
JournalIsrael Studies Review
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2020

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  • Alternative memory agents
  • Collective memory
  • Hegemonic narrative
  • Jerusalem
  • Maurice halbwachs


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