This Handbook explores the latest cross-disciplinary research on the inter-relationship between memory studies, place, and identity.
In the works of dynamic memory, there is room for multiple stories, versions of the past and place understandings, and often resistance to mainstream narratives. Places may live on long after their physical destruction. This collection provides insights into the significant and diverse role memory plays in our understanding of the world around us, in a variety of spaces and temporalities, and through a variety of disciplinary and professional lenses. Many of the chapters in this Handbook explore place-making, its significance in everyday lives, and its loss. Processes of displacement, where people’s place attachments are violently torn asunder, are also considered. Ranging from oral history to forensic anthropology, from folklore studies to cultural geographies and beyond, the chapters in this Handbook reveal multiple and often unexpected facets of the fascinating relationship between place and memory, from the individual to the collective.
This is a multi- and intra-disciplinary collection of the latest, most influential approaches to the interwoven and dynamic issues of place and memory. It will be of great use to researchers and academics working across Geography, Tourism, Heritage, Anthropology, Memory Studies, and Archaeology.
Introduction PART 1 Mobility 1 The restorative museum: understanding the work of memory at the Museum of Refugee Memory in Skala Loutron, Lesvos, Greece 2 Urban heritage between silenced memories and ‘rootless’ inhabitants. The case of the Adriatic coast in Slovenia 3 Uncanny District Six: removals, remains and deferred regeneration 4 Post-Colonial connections with the British landscape: an African-centric autoethnography 5 Mapping memories of exile PART 2 Difficult Memories 6 Memory and space. (Re)reading Halbwachs 7 Remembering Belene Island: commemorating a site of violence 8 The landscapes of death among the Selk’nams. Place, mobility, memory, and forgetting 9 Forensic archaeology and the production of memorial sites: situating the mass grave in a wider memory landscape 10 Urban bombsites PART 3 Memoryscapes 11 When memoryscapes move: ‘Comfort Women’ memorials as transnational 12 The spatiality of memoryscapes, public memory and commemoration 13 Stó:lō memoryscapes as Indigenous ways of knowing: Stó:lō history from stone and fire 14 Pots, tunnels and mountains: myth, memory and landscape at Great Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe 15 Learning by doing: memoryscape as an educational tool PART 4 Industry 16 Post-industrial memoryscapes: combatting working-class erasure in North America and Europe 17 Remembering spaces of work 18 Memory and post-industrial landscapes in Govan (Scotland) 19 ‘Hidden in plain sight’: uncovering the gendered heritage of an industrial landscape 20 Remembered into place 21 Thinking volumetrically About urban memory: the buried memories and networked remembrances of underground railways PART 5 The Body 22 Memorialising war: rethinking heritage and affect in the context of Pearl Harbor 23 Lieux de mémoire through the senses: memory, state-sponsored history and sensory experience 24 Memory and the photological landscape 25 Walking, writing, reading place and memory 26 Mnemonic mapping practices 27 Facilitating voicing and listening in the context of post-conflict performances of memory. The Colombian scenario PART 6 Shared traditions 28 Folklore, politics, and place-making in Northern Ireland 29 Rewilding as heritage-making: new natural heritage and renewed memories in Portugal 30 Taste and memory in action. Translating academic knowledge to public knowledge. 31 Foodshed as memoryscape. Legacies of innovation and ambivalence in New England’s agricultural economy 32 Historicising historical re-enactment and urban heritagescapes: engaging with past and place through historical pageantry, c. 1900–1950s PART 7 Ritual 33 “My death waits there among the flowers”: popular music shrines in London as memory and remembrance 34 An ethnography of memory in the secret valleys of the Himalayas: sacred topographies of mind in two Beyul pilgrimages 35 Cremation and contemporary churchyards 36 Ritual, place and memory in ancient Rome 37 Ritually recycling the landscape 38 Contested memory in the holy springs of Western Siberia