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Published: 04 January 2016

274 Pages | 78 halftones

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190248390

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Memorials to Shattered Myths

Vietnam to 9/11

Harriet F. Senie

  • Defines and traces the evolution of a new memorial paradigm: a conflation of memorials and cemeteries used to commemorate significant events that challenge myths of national identity
  • Identifies specific strategies of diversion and denial that shift the focus away from nationally destabilizing events in order to focus on the valorization of victims
  • Analyzes anniversary rituals to document evolving interpretations of these national traumas
  • Introduces the concept of visual reenactment as a significant strategy of memorialization rooted in repetition rather than reflection

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