‘What’s left of the flag’: the Confederate and Jacobite ‘lost cause’ myths, and the construction of mythic identities through conflict commemoration

  title={‘What’s left of the flag’: the Confederate and Jacobite ‘lost cause’ myths, and the construction of mythic identities through conflict commemoration},
  author={Ryan K. McNutt},
  journal={Journal of Conflict Archaeology},
  pages={142 - 162}
  • Ryan K. McNutt
  • Published 2 September 2017
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Conflict Archaeology
ABSTRACT The use of battlefields and associated conflict sites provide tantalising hooks upon which to hang tapestries of grand narratives relating to regional and national identities, often defined by what the identities are not. This paper examines the unlikely connection between Jacobite and Confederate romanticism, and how battlefields, conflict related sites, and symbolic material culture are mobilised through active commemoration by some heritage groups in support of a created, mythic… 
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