Material Memories and the Australian Memorial Imagination

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Show simple item record Hamilton, Paula en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US 2012-03-02T06:03:31Z 2012-03-02T06:03:31Z 2011 en_US
dc.identifier 2011001892 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Hamilton Paula 2011, 'Material Memories and the Australian Memorial Imagination', University of Melbourne, School of Historical Studies, vol. 39, no. 2011, pp. 11-23. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0076-6232 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.description.abstract This essay explores the transformation of Australian ways of mourning over the last forty years through memorials-one particular means by which those who live on commemorate the dead. Here I argue that changes to the form, purpose, and use of memorials reflect important shifts in the nature of public remembering and people's relationship to the past since the 1960s. These changes to public remembering have taken place within the framework of a broader 'culture of commemoration' emerging in many western societies, what Erika Doss has succinctly called 'memorial mania'.' Through this 'culture of commemoration', many seek a connection with the past that strengthens the link between the personal, often intimate process, of remembering the dead and the public nature of mourning rituals or memorials. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher University of Melbourne, School of Historical Studies en_US
dc.title Material Memories and the Australian Memorial Imagination en_US
dc.parent Melbourne Historical Journal en_US
dc.journal.volume 39 en_US
dc.journal.number 2011 en_US
dc.publocation Melbourne en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 11 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 23 en_US FASS.Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 210300 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.description.keywords mouring, mourning rituals, memorials, Australia, Australian culture en_US
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