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Enshrining the Nation: Monuments to Forgetting and the Invention of Historical Memory

Enshrining the Nation: Monuments to Forgetting and the Invention of Historical Memory

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Exploring the tension between remembering and forgetting, Jaymee T. Siao’s book investigates the ways monuments serve to provide an incisive criticism of social reality, and yet also produce, re-write, and politicize historical practices of remembrance. No longer functioning as keepers of memory to be consumed/used by the public, monuments have come to stand stolidly as parodies of a people’s past and present. Analyzed as texts, both cultural and literary, monuments are able to offer a view of history as literally woven into the urban fabric, which allows for social, historical, and cultural critique.

Publisher: 
University of Santo Tomas Publishing House, Philippines

Publication Date:
2013

Format:
Softcover / 9 x 6 inches / 89 pages / BW

Language:
English

ISBN: 978-971-506-716-4