This book bridges theoretical gaps that exist between the meta-concepts of memory, place and identity by positioning its lens on the emplaced practices of commemoration and the remembrance of war and conflict. This book examines how diverse publics relate to their wartime histories through engagements with everyday collective memories, in differing places. Specifically addressing questions of place-making, displacement and identity, contributions shed new light on the processes of commemoration of war in everyday urban facades and within generations of families and national communities. Contributions seek to clarify how we connect with memories and places of war and conflict. The spatial and narrative manifestations of attempts to contextualise wartime memories of loss, trauma, conflict, victory and suffering are refracted through the roles played by emotion and identity construction in the shaping of post-war remembrances. This book offers a multidisciplinary perspective, with insights from history, memory studies, social psychology, cultural and urban geography, to contextualise memories of war and their 'use' by national governments, perpetrators, victims and in family histories.
Danielle Drozdzewski is a Human Geographer and Senior Lecturer in the School of Humanities and Languages at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. Sarah De Nardi is Research Associate in Cultural Geography at the University of Durham, UK. Emma Waterton is Associate Professor in the Institute for Culture and Society at University of Western Sydney, Australia.
Taylor & Francis Ltd
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Routledge Research in Culture, Space and Identity
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30 black & white illustrations, 27 black & white halftones, 3 black & white line drawings
Danielle Drozdzewski, Emma Waterton, Sarah de Nardi