Revisiting Martyrs' Square...again: Absence and Presence in Cultural Memory

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dc.contributor.author Dados, NN
dc.contributor.editor Lambert, L
dc.contributor.editor Ochsner, A
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-28T09:41:36Z
dc.date.issued 2009-01
dc.identifier.citation Moment to Monument: The Making and Unmaking of Cultural Significance, 2009, 1, pp. 169 - 181
dc.identifier.isbn 9783899429626
dc.identifier.other B1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/8211
dc.description.abstract During the Lebanese civil war,' the area known as Martyrs' Square (Sahat al-Shuhadah) was transformed into a line of demarcation between Beirut's so-called "Eastern" and "Western" sectors. The Square, previously a thriving cultural hub, had been along-standing emblem of Beirut's cosmopolitanism, its literary license and its political freedom. In the years 1915 and 1916, this same square had witnessed the hangings of Beirut's original martyrs under the Ottomans, the martyrs whose later commemoration gave the square its name. Since the assassination of the former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri in 2005 and his burial in the nearby area, there have been several attempts to reclaim some of the numerous associations of the past: the square as a symbol of revolution, the square as the centre of the city,the square as a cosmopolitan sphere, the square as a symbol ofnational unity, the square as memorial for Lebanon's martyrs.
dc.publisher Transaction Publishers
dc.title Revisiting Martyrs' Square...again: Absence and Presence in Cultural Memory
dc.type Chapter
dc.parent Moment to Monument: The Making and Unmaking of Cultural Significance
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Bielefeld, Germany en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 169 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 181 en_US
dc.cauo.name FASS.Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 2002 Cultural Studies
dc.personcode 999177
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Cultural Studies en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition 1 en_US
dc.custom en_US
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dc.description.keywords NA en_US
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
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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