Contested Spaces: Cultural Representations and the Histories of Conflict

Hardcover | July 15, 2007

EditorLouise Purbrick

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War creates brutal landscapes of control and domination that embed historical differences, creating physical legacies of inequality and denial. Contested Spaces is a global study of sites of conflict, places of loss, fear, resistance and pilgrimage where the materiality of violence forcibly brings the past into the present. The collection draws together scholars from cultural history, cultural geography, art history, architecture, archaeology, media studies, international relations and American studies to examine a series of internationally significant sites and how they are inhabited, represented, witnessed and visited.

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War creates brutal landscapes of control and domination that embed historical differences, creating physical legacies of inequality and denial. Contested Spaces is a global study of sites of conflict, places of loss, fear, resistance and pilgrimage where the materiality of violence forcibly brings the past into the present. The collect...

LOUISE PURBRICK is Senior Lecturer in the History of Art and Design at the University of Brighton, UK. She is author of The Architecture of Containment in D. Wylie, The Maze (Granta, 2004) and, with John Schofield and Axel Klausmeier, editor of Re-Mapping the Field: New Approaches to Conflict Archaeology (Westkreuz-Verlag, 2006). She ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 8.61 × 5.76 × 0.8 inPublished:July 15, 2007Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230013368

ISBN - 13:9780230013360

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Table of Contents

Foreword--H.Zangana * Abu Ghraib and the state of America: defining images--P.Hagopian * Contested Mobilities and the Spatial Topography of Jerusalem--W.Pullan * Altered States: The US-Mexico Borderlands as 'Third Nation'--M.Dear & J.Holzer * Encounters with Partition: Tourism and Reconcilation--D.Lisle * Burying the Hatchet? The Post-Combat Appropriation of Battlefield Spaces--T.Pollard * 'The Truth that Will Set Us All Free': An Uncertain History of Memorials to Indigenous Australians--P.Read * Competing Pasts: A Comparison of National Socialist and German Democratic Republic Remembrance in two Berlin Memorial Sites--G.Knischewski & U.Spittler * Memory, What's it Good For? Forced Labour, Blockhouses and Museums in Pas de Calais, Northern France--J.Aulich * 'No-one Has Allowed Me to Cry': Trauma, Memorialization and Children in Post-Genocide Rwanda--S.Field * 'Under the Same Roof': Separate Stories of Long Kesh Maze--C.McLaughlin