Contested Spaces

Sites, Representations and Histories of Conflict
Author(s): 
Purbrick, Louise
ISBN: 
0230013368
Date published: 
June 2007
Hardback
Price: 
£45.00
Pages: 
272

War creates brutal landscapes of control and domination that embed historical differences, creating physical legacies of inequality and denial. Contested Spaces is a global study of sites of conflict, places of loss, fear, resistance and pilgrimage where the materiality of violence forcibly brings the past into the present. The collection draws together scholars from cultural history, cultural geography, art history, architecture, archaeology, media studies, international relations and American studies to examine a series of internationally significant sites and how they are inhabited, represented, witnessed and visited.