Geographies of Commemoration in a Digital World

Danielle Drozdzewski, Shanti Sumartojo, Emma Waterton

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This book reframes commemoration through a distinctly geographical focus, locating it within experiential and digital worlds. Homing in on core geographical concepts of place and identity, it interrogates the role of power in representations of memory, and shows how experiences of commemoration, sit within, alongside and in contrast to it official normative forms.

Using Anzac as the case study, and using visual, sensory and digital ethnographic methodologies, the book charts how memories, places and experiences of commemoration play out and have, or have not, changed in and through a digital world. Key to the book’s exploration of commemoration is a new epistemology of memory, underpinned by an embodied research approach that illuminates how our positions on commemoration draw influence as much from how we encounter and feel it as how we think about it.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSingapore
Number of pages157
ISBN (Electronic)9789811640193
ISBN (Print)9789811640186
Publication statusPublished - 2021

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