This conference explores how memorialization is forged in the intersection of emotions, identity formation, and the politics of representation that characterize American public culture.
Over the past few decades, thousands of new memorials have arisen on the American landscape. Not since women's organizations of the late 19th and early 20th centuries erected monuments to Civil War veterans across the North and South has the nation witnessed such an explosion of memorialization. Within the context of the "Culture Wars," however, this wave of memorialization represents concerns over issues of memory and history, expressions of group identities and national identity, and desires to declare those concerns and expressions publicly.
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