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Civil Rights Memorials and the Geography of Memory (Paperback) Loot Price: R421
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Civil Rights Memorials and the Geography of Memory (Paperback): Owen J. Dwyer, Derek H. Alderman

Civil Rights Memorials and the Geography of Memory (Paperback)

Owen J. Dwyer, Derek H. Alderman

Series: Center Books on the American South Series

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This is the first critical reading of the monuments, museums, parks, and streets dedicated to the black struggle for civil rights.The creation of memorials dedicated to the civil rights movement is a watershed event in the commemoration of southern and American history, an important reversal in the traditional invisibility of African Americans within the preservation movement. Collective memory, to be sure, is certainly about honoring the past - whether it is Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthplace in Atlanta or the memorial to Rosa Parks in Montgomery - but it is also about the ongoing campaign for civil rights and the economic opportunities associated with heritage tourism.Owen Dwyer and Derek Alderman use extensive archival research, personal interviews, and compelling photography to examine memorials as cultural landscapes, interpreting them in the context of the movement's broader history and its current scene. In paying close attention to which stories, people, and places are remembered and which are forgotten, the authors present an unforgettable story.As Dwyer and Alderman illustrate, there are reasons why memorials are not often located at the traditional core of civic space - City Hall, the Courthouse, or along Main Street - and location seriously affects their public impact. As the authors reveal, social and geographic marginalization has accompanied the creation and promotion of civil rights memorials, calling into question the relative progress that society has made in the time since the civil rights movement in America began.

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Imprint: Center for American Places,US
Country of origin: United States
Series: Center Books on the American South Series
Release date: August 2008
First published: August 2008
Authors: Owen J. Dwyer • Derek H. Alderman
Dimensions: 229 x 172 x 15mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 244
ISBN-13: 978-1-930066-83-0
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > Architecture
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government
Books > Arts & Architecture > Architecture > Public buildings: civic, commercial, industrial, etc
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political control & freedoms
Books > Arts & Architecture > Architecture > Public buildings: civic, commercial, industrial, etc > Memorials, monuments
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political control & freedoms > Human rights
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political control & freedoms > Human rights > Civil rights & citizenship
LSN: 1-930066-83-X
Barcode: 9781930066830

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