Distancing and Foregrounding: Visual Art, Memory and Place

Mary Modeen (Editor)

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Nowadays the issues of space and place pertain more than ever to the ongoing discussion about personal/regional/national identities. The worlds of private archives of memory often exist independently of political and administrative divisions, while dominant ideologies are often capable of re-defining national archives of memory through selective representation of the past. The way we remember our past and our heritage inscribes the space we live in: the places we remember and the places we wish to forget, the monuments we pull down and erect and the museums we build are only some of the signposts on the landscape of our cultural memory. The essays collected in this volume examine the role of places and spaces in the formation of both cultural practices and the existential experience of modern individual.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCartographies of culture
Subtitle of host publicationmemory, space, representation
EditorsWojciech Kalaga, Marzena Kubisz
Place of PublicationFrankfurt
PublisherPeter Lang
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783631609095
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Publication series

NameLiterary and cultural theory
PublisherPeter Lang
ISSN (Print)1434-0313


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