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Author Gegner, Martin
Title The Heritage of War
Imprint Florence : Taylor & Francis Group, 2011
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Descript 1 online resource (281 pages)
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Series Key Issues in Cultural Heritage Ser
Key Issues in Cultural Heritage Ser
Note Intro -- The Heritage of War -- Copyright -- Contents -- List of illustrations -- Contributors -- Acknowledgements -- Series general co-editors foreword -- Introduction: the heritage of war: agency, contingency, identity -- PART 1 Remembering and representing war -- Chapter 1 Hellfire Pass Memorial Museum, Thai-Burma railway -- Chapter 2 Victory and defeat at Dien Bien Phu: memory and memorialization in Vietnam and France -- Chapter 3 War monuments in East and West Berlin: Cold War symbols or different forms of memorial? -- Chapter 4 'Inevitable erosion of heroes and landmarks': an end to the politics of Allied war memorials in Tarawa? -- Chapter 5 Commemorating the American Civil War in National Park Service battlefields -- PART II Identities -- Chapter 6 'Our ancestors the Incas': Andean warring over the conquering pasts -- Chapter 7 'We are talking about Gallipoli after all': contested narratives, contested ownership and the Gallipoli Peninsula -- Chapter 8 Narrating genocide on the streets of Kigali -- Chapter 9 Remembering and forgetting: South Asia and the Second World War -- PART III The politics of reconstruction -- Chapter 10 Reconstruction over ruins: rebuilding Dresden's Frauenkirche -- Chapter 11 Symbols of reconstruction, signs of divisions: the case of Mitrovica, Kosovo -- Chapter 12 Reconstruction as exclusion: Beirut -- Index
The Heritage of War is an interdisciplinary study of the ways in which heritage is mobilized in remembering war, and in reconstructing landscapes, political systems and identities after conflict. It examines the deeply contested nature of war heritage in a series of places and contexts, highlighting the modes by which governments, communities, and individuals claim validity for their own experiences of war, and the meanings they attach to them. From colonizing violence in South America to the United States' Civil War, the Second World War on three continents, genocide in Rwanda and continuing divisions in Europe and the Middle East, these studies bring us closer to the very processes of heritage production. The Heritage of War uncovers the histories of heritage: it charts the constant social and political construction of heritage sites over time, by a series of different agents, and explores the continuous reworking of meaning into the present. What are the forces of contingency, agency and political power that produce, define and sustain the heritage of war? How do particular versions of the past and particular identities gain legitimacy, while others are marginalised? In this book contributors explore the active work by which heritage is produced and reproduced in a series of case studies of memorialization, battlefield preservation, tourism development, private remembering and urban reconstruction. These are the acts of making sense of war; they are acts that continue long after violent conflict itself has ended
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Gegner, Martin The Heritage of War Florence : Taylor & Francis Group,c2011 9780415593281
Subject Collective memory - Social aspects - Case studies
Electronic books
Alt Author Ziino, Bart
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