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    DescriptionFrom the commemoration of September 11 to the Holocaust memorial in Berlin, recent decades have witnessed a substantial increase in the number of new public memorials built in both Europe and the United States. This volume considers the contemporary explosion of public commemoration in terms of changed cultural and social practices of mourning, memory, and public feeling. Positing memorials as the physical and visual embodiment of our affective responses to loss, Erika Doss focuses especially on the memorial ephemera of flowers, candles, balloons, and cards placed at sites of tragic death in order to better comprehend how grief is mediated in contemporary commemorative cultures.


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    Title
    The Emotional Life of Contemporary Public Memorials
    Subtitle
    Towards a Theory of Temporary Memorials
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Erika Doss
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 52
    Width: 148 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 3 mm
    Weight: 95 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9789089640185
    ISBN 10: 9089640185
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SOC
    BIC subject category V2: JFC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.6
    BIC subject category V2: AMGD
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Libri: I-HP
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: HL010
    Ingram Theme: HOLD/XMAS
    BISAC V2.8: SOC005000
    LC classification: HM
    Abridged Dewey: 301
    B&T Approval Code: A33200000
    BISAC V2.8: SOC036000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC classification: GN
    DC22: 393.9
    BISAC V2.8: SOC040000, HIS000000, SOC002010
    LC classification: GN400-406
    DC23: 306
    Thema V1.0: JBCC, AMG
    Publisher
    Amsterdam University Press
    Imprint name
    Amsterdam University Press
    Publication date
    30 November 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Amsterdam
    Author Information
    Erika Doss is professor and chair of the Department of American Studies at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA.