Commemorative atmospheres: memorial sites, collective events and the experience of national identity

@inproceedings{Sumartojo2016CommemorativeAM,
  title={Commemorative atmospheres: memorial sites, collective events and the experience of national identity},
  author={Shanti Sumartojo},
  year={2016}
}
In Australia as elsewhere, shared annual commemorative ceremonies such as those on Anzac Day, 25 April, help to connect residents to particular versions of the nation, to the past and to each other. This article investigates what can be gained by pairing the concept of commemoration – a set of practices and narratives that draw together national identity, collective and individual memory, grief and mourning, regular ritual, collectivity and material, aesthetic representations of war and death… CONTINUE READING
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