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Grassroots memorials : the politics of memorializing traumatic death / edited by Peter Jan Margry and Cristina Sánchez-Carretero
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"Difficult remembrance" : memorializing Mafia victims in Palermo / Deborah Puccio-Den -- Ritual mediations of violent death : an ethnography of the Theo van Gogh memorial site, Amsterdam / Irene Stengs -- Between commemoration and social activism : spontaneous shrines, grassroots memorialization, and the public ritualesque in Derry / Jack Santino -- Memorializing shooters with their victims : Columbine, Virginia Tech, Northern Illinois University / Sylvia Grider -- Marking death : grief, protest and politics after a fatal traffic accident / Monika Rulfs -- Ghost bikes : memorialization and protest on city streets / Robert Thomas Dobler -- Mourning the Polish Pope in Polish cities / Ewa Klekot -- Remembering La Tragedia : commemorations of the 1999 floods in Venezuela / Sandrine Revet -- Street shrines and the writing of disaster : 9/11, New York 2001 / Beatrice Fraenkel -- The Madrid train bombings : enacting the emotional body at the March 11 grassroots memorials / Cristina Sanchez-Carretero -- Purification and remembrance : eastern and western ways of dealing with the Bali bombing / Huub de Jonge -- September 11 : museums, spontaneous memorials, and history / James B. Gardner -- Piazza Carlo Giuliani : G8 Summit, Genova 2001 : death, testimony, memory / Fabio Caffarena & Carlo Stiaccini -- Memorializing a controversial politician : the "heritageization" of a materialized Vox Populi / Peter Jan Margry.
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Grassroots memorials have become major areas of focus during times of trauma, danger, and social unrest. These improvised memorial assemblages continue to display new and more dynamic ways of representing collective and individual identities and in doing so reveal the steps that shape the national memories of those who struggle to come to terms with traumatic loss. This volume focuses on the hybrid quality of these temporary memorials as both monuments of mourning and as focal points for protest and expression of discontent. The broad range of case studies in this volume include anti-mafia shrines, Theo van Gogh's memorial, September 11th memorials, March 11th shrines in Madrid, and Carlo Giuliani memorials in Genoa.
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Margry, P. J. (Peter Jan), editor.
Sánchez Carretero, Cristina, editor.
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Print version: Grassroots memorials. New York : Berghahn Books, 2011 9780857451897 (DLC) 2011018711 (OCoLC)703804997
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9780857451903 (electronic book)
0857451901 (electronic book)
9780857451897 (hardback ; alkaline paper)
0857451898 (hardback ; alkaline paper)
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