Rethinking Materiality, Memory and Identity

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Tracy Ireland
Jane Lydon


This introductory article  considers and questions exactly how materials and people constitute social worlds and relationships which sustain identity and memory and, in turn, the social and political structures or norms that these attachments invest in, stabilise and maintain.

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Tracy Ireland, University of Canberra

Associate Professor Tracy is an archaeologist and heritage specialist working at the University of Canberra with over twenty five years experience across government, private practice and the academic sectors. Tracy's research focuses on how the past impacts the present and how shared memory is constructed through heritage. She writes about heritage ethics, nationalism and colonialism, and about archaeology and heritage practice.

Jane Lydon, University of Western Australia

University of Western Australia


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