Material Memories and the Australian Memorial Imagination

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dc.contributor.author Hamilton, PI
dc.date.accessioned 2012-03-02T06:03:31Z
dc.date.issued 2011-01
dc.identifier.citation Melbourne Historical Journal, 2011, 39 (2011), pp. 11 - 23
dc.identifier.issn 0076-6232
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/17444
dc.description.abstract This essay explores the transformation of Australian ways of mourning over the last forty years through memorials-one particular means by which those who live on commemorate the dead. Here I argue that changes to the form, purpose, and use of memorials reflect important shifts in the nature of public remembering and people's relationship to the past since the 1960s. These changes to public remembering have taken place within the framework of a broader 'culture of commemoration' emerging in many western societies, what Erika Doss has succinctly called 'memorial mania'.' Through this 'culture of commemoration', many seek a connection with the past that strengthens the link between the personal, often intimate process, of remembering the dead and the public nature of mourning rituals or memorials.
dc.publisher University of Melbourne, School of Historical Studies
dc.title Material Memories and the Australian Memorial Imagination
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Melbourne Historical Journal
dc.journal.volume 2011
dc.journal.volume 39
dc.journal.number 2011 en_US
dc.publocation Melbourne en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 11 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 23 en_US
dc.cauo.name FASS.Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 2103 Historical Studies
dc.personcode 870018
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Historical Studies en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords mouring, mourning rituals, memorials, Australia, Australian culture en_US
dc.description.keywords peer learning
dc.description.keywords co-operative education
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Creative Practices and the Cultural Economy
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)
utslib.collection.history Uncategorised (ID: 363)


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