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The Routledge Handbook of Memory and Place

1st Edition

Edited by Sarah De Nardi, Hilary Orange, Steven High, Eerika Koskinen-Koivisto

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448 pages | 72 B/W Illus.

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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 Handbookexplore 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 essays 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 and 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 and Archeology.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Sarah De Nardi, Hilary Orange, Steven High and Eerika Koskinen-Koivisto

PART 1 Mobility

Introduction

Sarah De Nardi

1 The restorative museum: understanding the work of memory at the Museum of Refugee Memory in Skala Loutron, Lesvos, Greece.

Andrea Witcomb and Alexandra Bounia

2 Urban heritage between silenced memories and ‘rootless’ inhabitants. The case of the Adriatic coast in Slovenia

Katja Hrobat Virloget

3 Uncanny District Six: removals, remains and deferred regeneration

Sean Field

4 Post-Colonial connections with the British landscape: an African-centric autoethnography

Shawn Sobers

5 Mapping memories of exile

Sébastien Caquard, Emory Shaw, José Alavez and Stefanie Dimitrovas

PART 2 Difficult Memories

Introduction

Sarah De Nardi and Eerika Koskinen-Koivisto

6 Memory and space. (Re)reading Halbwachs

Sarah Gensburger

7 Remembering Belene Island: commemorating a site of violence

Lilia Topouzova

8 The landscapes of death among the Selk’nams. Place, mobility, memory, and forgetting

Melisa A. Salerno

9 Forensic archaeology and the production of memorial sites: situating the mass grave in a wider memory landscape

Layla Renshaw

10 Urban bombsites

Gabriel Moshenska

PART 3 Memoryscapes

Introduction

Sarah De Nardi and Steven High

11 When memoryscapes move: ‘Comfort Women’ memorials as transnational

Jihwan Yoon and Derek H. Alderman

12 The spatiality of memoryscapes, public memory and commemoration

Anett Árvay and Kenneth Foote

13 Stó:lō memoryscapes as Indigenous ways of knowing: Stó:lō history from stone and fire

Keith Thor Carlson with Naxaxalhts'i (Albert ‘Sonny’ McHalsie)

14 Pots, tunnels and mountains: myth, memory and landscape at Great Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe

Ashton Sinamai

15 Learning by doing: memoryscape as an educational tool

Toby Butler

PART 4 Industry

Introduction

Steven High and Hilary Orange

16 Post-industrial memoryscapes: combatting working-class erasure in North America and Europe

Lachlan MacKinnon

17 Remembering spaces of work

Emma Pleasant and Tim Strangleman

18 Memory and post-industrial landscapes in Govan (Scotland).

Martin Conlon

19 ‘Hidden in plain sight’: uncovering the gendered heritage of an industrial landscape

Lucy Taksa

20Remembered into place

Jeff Benjamin

21 Thinking volumetrically About urban memory: the buried memories and networked remembrances of underground railways

Samuel Merrill

PART 5 The Body

Introduction

Sarah De Nardi and Hilary Orange

22 Memorialising war: rethinking heritage and affect in the context of Pearl Harbor

Emma Waterton

23 Lieux de mémoire through the senses: memory, state-sponsored history and sensory experience

Shanti Sumartojo

24 Memory and the photological landscape

Dan Hicks

25 Walking, writing, reading place and memory

Ceri Morgan

26 Mnemonic mapping practices

Patrick Laviolette, Anu Printsmann and Hannes Palang

27 Facilitating voicing and listening in the context of post-conflict performances of memory. The Colombian scenario

Luis C. Sotelo

PART 6 Shared traditions

Introduction

Sarah De Nardi and Hilary Orange

28 Folklore, politics, and place-making in Northern Ireland

Ray Cashman

29 Rewilding as heritage-making: new natural heritage and renewed memories in Portugal

Nadia Bartolini and Caitlin DeSilvey

30 Taste and memory in action.Translating academic knowledge to public knowledge.

C. Nadia Seremetakis

31 Foodshed as memoryscape. Legacies of innovation and ambivalence in New England’s agricultural economy

Cathy Stanton

32 Historicising historical re-enactment and urban heritagescapes: engaging with past and place through historical pageantry, c. 1900–1950s

Tanja Vahtikari

PART 7 Ritual

Introduction

Eerika Koskinen-Koivisto

33 "My death waits there among the flowers": popular music shrines in London as memory and remembrance

Hilary Orange and Paul Graves-Brown

34 An ethnography of memory in the secret valleys of the Himalayas: sacred topographies of mind in two Beyul pilgrimages

Hayley Saul

35 Cremation and contemporary churchyards

Howard Williams and Elizabeth Williams

36 Ritual, place and memory in ancient Rome

Ana Mayorgas

37 Ritually recycling the landscape

Ceri Houlbrook

38 Contested memory in the holy springs of Western Siberia

Jeanmarie Rouhier-Willoughby

About the Editors

Sarah De Nardi is Lecturer in Heritage and Tourism at Western Sydney University, Australia.

Hilary Orange is an archaeologist specialising in the contemporary past, particularly on deindustrialisation and industrial heritage.

Steven High is Professor of History at Concordia University's Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling, Canada.

Eerika Koskinen-Koivisto is ethnologist and Emil Aaltonen research fellow at the Department of History and Ethnology, the University of Jyväskylä, Finland.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI030000
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography