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Street Names as Memorial Arenas: The Reputational Politics of Commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. in a Georgia County

@inproceedings{Alderman2002StreetNA,
  title={Street Names as Memorial Arenas: The Reputational Politics of Commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. in a Georgia County},
  author={D. Alderman},
  year={2002}
}
The public commemoration and representation of the past are socially constructed and contested processes. Sociologists Robin WagnerPacifici and Barry Schwartz pointed to this fact when they wrote that “Memorial devices are not self-created; they are conceived and built by those who wish to bring to consciousness the events and people that others are more inclined to forget.” Thus, a study of heritage, according to Brian Graham and his colleagues, is not simply about uncovering or reconstructing… Expand
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