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The Resource Contested sites : commemoration, memorial and popular politics in nineteenth century Britain, edited by Paul A. Pickering, Alex Tyrell

Contested sites : commemoration, memorial and popular politics in nineteenth century Britain, edited by Paul A. Pickering, Alex Tyrell

Label
Contested sites : commemoration, memorial and popular politics in nineteenth century Britain
Title
Contested sites
Title remainder
commemoration, memorial and popular politics in nineteenth century Britain
Statement of responsibility
edited by Paul A. Pickering, Alex Tyrell
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The second half of the nineteenth century witnessed a new phenomenon in public monuments and civic ornamentation. Whereas in former times public statuary had customarily been reserved for 'warriors and statesmen, kings and rulers of men', a new trend was emerging for towns to commemorate their own citizens. As the subjects immortalised in stone and bronze broadened beyond the traditional ruling classes to include radicals and reformers, it necessitated a corresponding widening of the language and understanding of public statuary. Contested Sites explores the role of these commemorations in radical public life in Britain. Despite recent advances in the understanding of the importance of symbols in public discourse, political monuments have received little attention from historians. This is to be regretted, for commemorations are statements of public identity and memory that have their politics; they are 'embedded in complex class, gender and power relations that determine what is remembered (or forgotten)'. Examining monuments, plaques and tombstones commemorating a variety of popular movements and reforming individuals, the contributions in Contested Sites reveal the relations that went into the making of public memory in modern Britain and its radical tradition
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DA655
LC item number
.C565 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Pickering, Paul A
  • Tyrrell, Alex
Series statement
Studies in labour history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Historic sites
  • Cultural property
  • Historical markers
  • Popular culture
  • Labor movement
  • Historic sites
  • Monuments
  • Memorials
  • Statues
  • Great Britain
Label
Contested sites : commemoration, memorial and popular politics in nineteenth century Britain, edited by Paul A. Pickering, Alex Tyrell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Nicholas Mansfield -- The
  • chartist rites of passage : commemorating Feargus O'Connor /
  • Paul A. Pickering
  • Preserving the glory for Preston : the campo santo of the Preston teetotalers /
  • Alex Tyrrell
  • Whose history is it? : memorialising Britain's involvement in slavery /
  • Alex Tyrrell and James Walvin
  • The
  • public memorial of reform : commemoration and contestation /
  • Paul A. Pickering and Alex Tyrrell
  • Bearding the Tories : the commemoration of the Scottish political martyrs of 1793-94 /
  • Alex Tyrrell with Michael T. Davis -- A
  • 'grand ossification' : William Cobbett and the commemoration of Tom Paine /
  • Paul A. Pickering
  • Radical banners as sites of memory : the national banner survey /
Control code
15b22139187
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 176 p.
Isbn
9780754632290
Lccn
2003056933
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Contested sites : commemoration, memorial and popular politics in nineteenth century Britain, edited by Paul A. Pickering, Alex Tyrell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Nicholas Mansfield -- The
  • chartist rites of passage : commemorating Feargus O'Connor /
  • Paul A. Pickering
  • Preserving the glory for Preston : the campo santo of the Preston teetotalers /
  • Alex Tyrrell
  • Whose history is it? : memorialising Britain's involvement in slavery /
  • Alex Tyrrell and James Walvin
  • The
  • public memorial of reform : commemoration and contestation /
  • Paul A. Pickering and Alex Tyrrell
  • Bearding the Tories : the commemoration of the Scottish political martyrs of 1793-94 /
  • Alex Tyrrell with Michael T. Davis -- A
  • 'grand ossification' : William Cobbett and the commemoration of Tom Paine /
  • Paul A. Pickering
  • Radical banners as sites of memory : the national banner survey /
Control code
15b22139187
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 176 p.
Isbn
9780754632290
Lccn
2003056933
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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