Heritage and Memory of War

Heritage and Memory of War

This book contributes to heritage and memory studies and to conflict and historical archaeology by providing a globally wide-ranging comparative assessment of small islands and their experiences of war.

Author: Gilly Carr

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317566991

Category: History

Page: 320

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Every large nation in the world was directly or indirectly affected by the impact of war during the course of the twentieth century, and while the historical narratives of war of these nations are well known, far less is understood about how small islands coped. These islands – often not nations in their own right but small outposts of other kingdoms, countries, and nations – have been relegated to mere footnotes in history and heritage studies as interesting case studies or unimportant curiosities. Yet for many of these small islands, war had an enduring impact on their history, memory, intangible heritage and future cultural practices, leaving a legacy that demanded some form of local response. This is the first comprehensive volume dedicated to what the memories, legacies and heritage of war in small islands can teach those who live outside them, through closely related historical and contemporary case studies covering 20th and 21st century conflict across the globe. The volume investigates a number of important questions: Why and how is war memory so enduring in small islands? Do factors such as population size, island size, isolation or geography have any impact? Do close ties of kinship and group identity enable collective memories to shape identity and its resulting war-related heritage? This book contributes to heritage and memory studies and to conflict and historical archaeology by providing a globally wide-ranging comparative assessment of small islands and their experiences of war. Heritage of War in Small Island Territories is of relevance to students, researchers, heritage and tourism professionals, local governments, and NGOs.
Categories: History

War and Cultural Heritage

War and Cultural Heritage

This book explores the relationship between cultural heritage and conflict through the use of new empirical evidence and critical theory and by focusing on postconflict scenarios.

Author: Marie Louise Stig Sørensen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107059337

Category: History

Page: 326

View: 315

This book explores the relationship between cultural heritage and conflict through the use of new empirical evidence and critical theory and by focusing on postconflict scenarios. It includes in-depth case studies and analytic reflections on the common threads and wider implications of the agency of cultural heritage in postconflict scenarios.
Categories: History

Reconstructing Spain

Reconstructing Spain

Author: Dacia Viejo-Rose

Publisher: Apollo Books

ISBN: 1845194357

Category: History

Page: 301

View: 99

This book explores the role of cultural heritage in post-conflict reconstruction, whether as a motor for the prolongation of violence or as a resource for building reconciliation. The research was driven by two main goals: to understand the post-conflict reconstruction process and to identify how this process evolves in the medium term and the impact it has on society. The Spanish Civil War (1936-39) and its subsequent phases of reconstruction provides the primary material for this exploration. In pursuit of the first goal, the book centers on the material practices and rhetorical strategies developed around cultural heritage in post-civil war Spain and the victorious Franco regime's reconstruction. The analysis captures a discursively complex set of practices that made up the reconstruction and in which a variety of Spanish heritage sites were claimed, rebuilt or restored, and represented - as signs of historical narratives, political legitimacy, and group identity. The reconstruction of the town of Gernika is a particularly emblematic instance of destruction and a significant symbol within the Basque regions of Spain, as well as internationally. By examining Gernika, it is possible to identify some of the trends common to the reconstruction as a whole, along with those aspects that pertain to its singular symbolic resonance. In order to achieve the second goal, the book examines the processes of selection, value change, and exclusionary dynamics of reconstruction. Exploring the possible impact of post-civil war reconstruction in the medium term is conducted in two time frames: the period of political transition that followed General Franco's death in 1975, and the 2004-2008 period when Rodriguez Zapatero's government undertook initiatives to 'recover the historic memory' of the war and dictatorship. Finally, the observations made of the Spanish reconstruction are analyzed in terms of how they might reveal general trends in post-conflict reconstruction processes in relation to cultural heritage. These insights are pertinent to the situations in Cambodia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Afghanistan, and Iraq.
Categories: History

Cultures of War in Graphic Novels

Cultures of War in Graphic Novels

1 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 For more on war and/in individual memory, see, for
example, Gilly Carr and Keir Reeves, eds., Heritage and Memory of War:
Responses from Small Islands (New York: Routledge, 2015); Hillary L. Chute,
Disaster ...

Author: Tatiana Prorokova

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813590950

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 237

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Cultures of War in Graphic Novels examines the representation of small-scale and often less acknowledged conflicts from around the world and throughout history. The contributors look at an array of graphic novels about conflicts such as the Boxer Rebellion (1899-1901), the Irish struggle for national independence (1916-1998), the Falkland War (1982), the Bosnian War (1992-1995), the Rwandan genocide (1994), the Israel-Lebanon War (2006), and the War on Terror (2001-). The book explores the multi-layered relation between the graphic novel as a popular medium and war as a pivotal recurring experience in human history. The focus on largely overlooked small-scale conflicts contributes not only to advance our understanding of graphic novels about war and the cultural aspects of war as reflected in graphic novels, but also our sense of the early twenty-first century, in which popular media and limited conflicts have become closely interrelated.
Categories: Literary Criticism

RECLAIMING HERITAGE

RECLAIMING HERITAGE

In a fascinating series of cases from West Africa, anthropologists, archaeologists and art historians show how memory, heritage, identity and conservation play out in a variety of postcolonial contexts at the local, ethnic, national and ...

Author: Ferdinand de Jong

Publisher: Left Coast Press

ISBN: 9781598743081

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 270

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In a fascinating series of cases from West Africa, anthropologists, archaeologists and art historians show how memory, heritage, identity and conservation play out in a variety of postcolonial contexts at the local, ethnic, national and global level.
Categories: Business & Economics

Commemorating Canada

Commemorating Canada

Author: Cecilia Morgan

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442610613

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Prisoners of War

Prisoners of War

The role of possessions in coping strategies during World War I. The archaeology of the ‘Great Escape’ Experiencing and negotiating space at civilian internment camps in Germany and Allied PoW camps in Normandy in World War II. The role ...

Author: Harold Mytum

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461441663

Category: Social Science

Page: 342

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The archaeology of war has revealed evidence of bravery, sacrifice, heroism, cowardice, and atrocities. Mostly absent from these narratives of victory and defeat, however, are the experiences of prisoners of war, despite what these can teach us about cruelty, ingenuity, and human adaptability. The international array of case studies in Prisoners of War restores this hidden past through case studies of PoW camps of the Napoleonic era, the American Civil War, and both World Wars. These bring to light wide variations in historical and cultural details, excavation and investigative methods used, items found and their interpretation, and their contributions to archaeology, history and heritage. Illustrated with diagrams, period photographs, and historical quotations, these chapters vividly reveal challenges and opportunities for researchers and heritage managers, and revisit powerful ethical questions that persist to this day. Notorious and lesser-known aspects of PoW experiences that are addressed include: Designing and operating an 18th-century British PoW camp. Life and death at Confederate and Union American Civil War PoW camps. The role of possessions in coping strategies during World War I. The archaeology of the ‘Great Escape’ Experiencing and negotiating space at civilian internment camps in Germany and Allied PoW camps in Normandy in World War II. The role of archaeology in the memorial process, in America, Norway, Germany and France Graffiti, decorative ponds, illicit saké drinking, and family life at Japanese American camps As one of the first book-length examinations of this fascinating multidisciplinary topic, Prisoners of War merits serious attention from historians, social justice researchers and activists, archaeologists, and anthropologists.
Categories: Social Science

Recollections of France

Recollections of France

Since the 1980s, France has experienced a vigorous revival of interest in its past and cultural heritage.

Author: Sarah Blowen

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 157181499X

Category: History

Page: 264

View: 185

Since the 1980s, France has experienced a vigorous revival of interest in its past and cultural heritage. This has been expressed as part of a movement of remembering through museums and festivals as well as via elaborate commemorations, most notably those held to celebrate the bi-centenary of the Revolution in 1989 and can be interpreted as part of a re-examinaton of what it means to be French in the context of ongoing Europeanization. This study brings together scholars from multidisciplinary backgrounds and engages them in debate with professionals from France, who are working in the fields of museology, heritage and cultural production. Addressing subjects such as war and memory, gastronomy and regional identity, maritime culture and urban societies, they throw fresh light on the process by which France has been conceptualized and packaged as a cultural object.
Categories: History

The Second World War and the Other British Isles

The Second World War and the  Other British Isles

He examines the way these island identities assert their own distinctiveness over the British wartime story, and ultimately the way they fit into the ongoing discourse about how the memory of the Second World War has been constructed since ...

Author: Daniel Travers

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350006959

Category: History

Page: 248

View: 835

What is often held to be Britain's 'finest hour' – the Second World War – was not experienced so uniformly across the British Isles. On the margins, the war was endured in profoundly different ways. While D-Day or Dunkirk is embedded in British collective memory, how many Britons can recall that Finns were interned on the Isle of Man, that enemy soldiers developed British infrastructure in Orkney, or that British subjects were sent to concentration camps from Guernsey? Such experiences, tangential to the dominant British war narrative, are commemorated elsewhere in the 'other British Isles'. In this remarkable contribution to British Island Studies, Daniel Travers pursues these histories and their commemoration across numerous local sites of memory: museums, heritage sites and public spaces. He examines the way these island identities assert their own distinctiveness over the British wartime story, and ultimately the way they fit into the ongoing discourse about how the memory of the Second World War has been constructed since 1945.
Categories: History

Architecture Urban Space and War

Architecture  Urban Space and War

This book series explores the relationship between cultural heritage and conflict.
The key themes of the series are the heritage and memory of war and conflict,
contested heritage, and competing memories. The series editors seek books that
 ...

Author: Mirjana Ristic

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319767710

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

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This book investigates architectural and urban dimensions of the ethnic-nationalist conflict in Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, during and after the siege of 1992–1995. Focusing on the wartime destruction of a portion of the cityscape in central Sarajevo and its post-war reconstruction, re-inscription and memorialization, the book reveals how such spatial transformations become complicit in the struggle for reconfiguration of the city’s territory, boundaries and place identity. Drawing on original research, the study highlights the capacities of architecture and urban space to mediate terror, violence and resistance, and to deal with heritage of the war and act a catalyst for ethnic segregation or reconciliation. Based on a multi-disciplinary methodological approach grounded in architectural and urban theory, the spatial turn in critical social theory and assemblage thinking, as well as techniques of spatial analysis, in particular morphological mapping, the book provides an innovative spatial framework for analyzing the political role of contemporary cities.
Categories: Social Science

Understanding Heritage and Memory

Understanding Heritage and Memory

Written by an interdisciplinary team of scholars, this authoritative text explores the emotive issues surrounding the commemoration of war and atrocity, and the profound challenges for conservators posed by virtual, intangible and ...

Author: Tim Benton

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 071908153X

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

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Written by an interdisciplinary team of scholars, this authoritative text explores the emotive issues surrounding the commemoration of war and atrocity, and the profound challenges for conservators posed by virtual, intangible and multicultural heritage. New international case studies demonstrate that while interest in the memorialization of the great national upheavals of the last century has never been more acute, many of the problems of conserving the past in diverse and disparate societies remain to be resolved. Aimed primarily at students in heritage studies and professionals in heritage industries, this is book one of three in the Understanding Global Heritage series.
Categories: Social Science

Critical Perspectives on Cultural Memory and Heritage

Critical Perspectives on Cultural Memory and Heritage

Critical Perspectives on Cultural Memory and Heritage focuses on the importance of memory and heritage for individual and group identity, and for their sense of belonging.

Author: Veysel Apaydin i

Publisher: UCL Press

ISBN: 9781787354845

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 814

Critical Perspectives on Cultural Memory and Heritage focuses on the importance of memory and heritage for individual and group identity, and for their sense of belonging. It aims to expose the motives and discourses related to the destruction of memory and heritage during times of war, terror, sectarian conflict and through capitalist policies. It is within these affected spheres of cultural heritage where groups and communities ascribe values, develop memories, and shape their collective identity.
Categories: Social Science

The Presence of the Past

The Presence of the Past

The presence of the Past studies the interaction of heritage and fiction written for children over a 40 year period in Britain, exploring a range of works for children from The Tale of Peter Rabbit to I Spy.

Author: Valerie Krips

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135576127

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 142

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The presence of the Past studies the interaction of heritage and fiction written for children over a 40 year period in Britain, exploring a range of works for children from The Tale of Peter Rabbit to I Spy.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Heritage Memory and Punishment

Heritage  Memory  and Punishment

... living conditions after the war. Nagano Prefecture sent the highest number of
residents, some 33,000, to northeastern China. To this day, their voices – still
largely marginalized – raise questions about heritage and memories concerning
this ...

Author: Shu-Mei Huang

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351810746

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

View: 529

Based on a transnational study of decommissioned, postcolonial prisons in Taiwan (Taipei and Chiayi), South Korea (Seoul), and China (Lushun), this book offers a critical reading of prisons as a particular colonial product, the current restoration of which as national heritage is closely related to the evolving conceptualization of punishment. Focusing on the colonial prisons built by the Japanese Empire in the first half of the twentieth century, it illuminates how punishment has been considered a subject of modernization, while the contemporary use of prisons as heritage tends to reduce the process of colonial modernity to oppression and atrocity – thus constituting a heritage of shame and death, which postcolonial societies blame upon the former colonizers. A study of how the remembering of punishment and imprisonment reflects the attempts of postcolonial cities to re-articulate an understanding of the present by correcting the past, Heritage, Memory, and Punishment examines how prisons were designed, built, partially demolished, preserved, and redeveloped across political regimes, demonstrating the ways in which the selective use of prisons as heritage, reframed through nationalism, leaves marks on urban contexts that remain long after the prisons themselves are decommissioned. As such, it will appeal to scholars of sociology, geography, the built environment, and heritage with interests in memory studies and dark tourism.
Categories: Social Science

The Richmond Examiner During the War

The Richmond Examiner During the War

The bitter memories of this war will not die out so easily The roll of honor will not
fade away so soon . The heritage of shame or of glory shall indeed be a heritage
. Memory , viudictive or grateful , shall keep alive the deeds and misdeeds of the
 ...

Author: John Moncure Daniel

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:41981120

Category: Confederate States of America

Page: 232

View: 987

Categories: Confederate States of America

The American Heritage Century Collection of Civil War Art

The American Heritage Century Collection of Civil War Art

In the next presidential election votes would be cast by men who had been born
since the war ended. No one under 30 had more than a dim childhood memory of
the war, as of something vast and fabulous and exciting that had somehow ...

Author: Stephen W. Sears

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

ISBN: STANFORD:36105031491454

Category: Illustrated works

Page: 400

View: 691

Illustrations originally appeared in Battles and Leaders of the Civil War, published 1887-88.
Categories: Illustrated works

Veteran Narratives and the Collective Memory of the Vietnam War

Veteran Narratives and the Collective Memory of the Vietnam War

Veteran Narratives and the Collective Memory of the Vietnam War is a landmark study of the cultural heritage of the war in Vietnam as presented through the experience of its American participants.

Author: John A. Wood

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 9780821445624

Category: History

Page: 200

View: 113

In the decades since the Vietnam War, veteran memoirs have influenced Americans’ understanding of the conflict. Yet few historians or literary scholars have scrutinized how the genre has shaped the nation’s collective memory of the war and its aftermath. Instead, veterans’ accounts are mined for colorful quotes and then dropped from public discourse; are accepted as factual sources with little attention to how memory, no matter how authentic, can diverge from events; or are not contextualized in terms of the race, gender, or class of the narrators. Veteran Narratives and the Collective Memory of the Vietnam War is a landmark study of the cultural heritage of the war in Vietnam as presented through the experience of its American participants. Crossing disciplinary borders in ways rarely attempted by historians, John A. Wood unearths truths embedded in the memoirists’ treatments of combat, the Vietnamese people, race relations in the United States military, male-female relationships in the war zone, and veterans’ postwar troubles. He also examines the publishing industry’s influence on collective memory, discussing, for example, the tendency of publishers and reviewers to privilege memoirs critical of the war. Veteran Narratives is a significant and original addition to the literature on Vietnam veterans and the conflict as a whole.
Categories: History

War and Memory in the Twentieth Century

War and Memory in the Twentieth Century

If ' history ' can be seen as an attempt to represent the past , then ' heritage ' is an
attempt to take aspects of that past , and ... Because of its inclusion in the Imperial
War Museum's Second World War display , and especially because of the ...

Author: Martin Evans

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 1859731945

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 965

This unique and absorbing book looks at the ways in which images and memories of war have emerged and endured in the twentieth century. Through a number of studies by the leading experts in the field, ranging from the construction of memorials through to film and personal testimonies, the complex identities of war memories and their social, cultural and political significances are thoroughly discussed. War and Memory in the Twentieth Century explores differing ways in which memories of conflicts are constructed from a multitude of perspectives and representations, including: · the written and spoken word · cinematic and film images · photography · monuments and memorials · museums · rituals and public celebration The book also discusses how memories of war differ between nations and individuals, and between proximity and distance in time. Wide-ranging and original, individual essays cover topics such as Anne Frank, British war crimes, the Gulf War in British popular culture, German memory and identity, and popular film. This truly interdisciplinary and wide-ranging book will be of interest to the general reader as well as students and academics of history, war and society, political science, cultural studies and media studies. Contributors include: Tony Kushner, Southampton University; David Cesarani, Southampton University; Bernice Archer, Essex University; Jane Leonard, Queens University, Belfast; Lucy Noakes, Sussex University; Margaretta Joly, Sussex University; Catherine Moriarty, Sussex University; Bill Kidd, Stirling University; Sue Harper, Portsmouth University; Martin Shaw, Sussex University; Jeffrey Walsh, Manchester Metropolitan University; Barry Doyle, Durham University; Gerd Knischewski, Portsmouth University.
Categories: History

Gateway Heritage

Gateway Heritage

Soldiers and their families were , at first , reluctant to preserve their memories of
war . A few books on battles and campaigns appeared in 1866 , but they met with
a lack of public interest . The decade of the 1870s saw fewer novels published ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000085251118

Category: Missouri

Page:

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Categories: Missouri

Technology and Our Audio visual Heritage

Technology and Our Audio visual Heritage

Any person is of course to some extent made up of her or his memory of the past ,
which tends to concentrate into patterns of experience that in its turn determine
how we evaluate phenomena of the present . People ' s memories of a war , for ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000048985086

Category: Audio-visual archives

Page: 276

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Categories: Audio-visual archives