Places of the Heart: Memorials, Public History and the State in Australia Since 1960

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Show simple item record Ashton, Paul en_US Hamilton, Paula en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US 2010-05-28T09:58:02Z 2010-05-28T09:58:02Z 2008 en_US
dc.identifier 2007003250 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Ashton Paul and Hamilton Paula 2008, 'Places of the Heart: Memorials, Public History and the State in Australia Since 1960', UTSePress, vol. 15, pp. 1-29. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1037-9851 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.description.abstract Memorials as a form of public history allow us to chart the complex interactions and negotiations between officially endorsed historical narratives, public memorials, privately sponsored memorials in public spaces and new histories. As Ludmilla Jordanova reminds us, a??the statea?| lies at the heart of public historya??. And this is evident in the public process of memorialisation. At one level, the state endorses certain narratives within which communities and organisations need to operate if they are to be officially part of the national story and its regional and local variants. Ultimate endorsement for memorials includes listings on heritage registers. Controls over the erection of memorials vary from official policies to process for the issue of permits for their construction in public places or their removal. The state, however, is not monolithic. Permissible pasts evolve over time given shifts in power and social and cultural change. This involves both a??retrospective commemorationa?? and a??participatory memorialisationa??. The presence and power of the past in peoplesa?? lives, too, means in practice that memorial landscapes will reflect, in truly democratic societies, the values, experiences and dominant concerns of its citizens. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher UTSePress en_US
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dc.title Places of the Heart: Memorials, Public History and the State in Australia Since 1960 en_US
dc.parent Public History Review en_US
dc.journal.volume 15 en_US
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Sydney, Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 29 en_US FASS.Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 210300 en_US
dc.personcode 950370 en_US
dc.personcode 870018 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US Historical Studies en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
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dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Memorials, memory, public history, the state en_US
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dc.staffid 870018 en_US

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