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Placing Memory and Remembering Place in Canada

James Opp, John C. Walsh

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ISBN 10: 0774818409 / ISBN 13: 9780774818407
Published by University of Washington Press, 2010
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Title: Placing Memory and Remembering Place in ...

Publisher: University of Washington Press

Publication Date: 2010

Book Condition:Good

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Places are imagined, made, claimed, fought for and defended, and always in a state of becoming. This important book explores the historical and theoretical relationships among place, community, and public memory across differing chronologies and geographies within twentieth-century Canada. It is a collaborative work that shifts the focus from nation and empire to local places sitting at the intersection of public memory making and identity formation - main streets, city squares and village museums, internment camps, industrial wastelands, and the landscape itself. With a focus on the materiality of image, text, and artefact, the essays gathered here argue that every act of memory making is simultaneously an act of forgetting; every place memorialized is accompanied by places forgotten.

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This fascinating book maps a new terrain in memory studies by shifting the focus from nation and empire to local places that sit at the intersection of memory making and identity formation.

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