This chapter’s focus is twofold. First, we examine the portrayal of women and gender in public memory and their concomitant identity narratives and memory politics. Absence and allegory are integral, here, as the feminine form often takes on ‘other’ forms in the memory landscape. Second are examples commemorating women in politics and women of war, whose narratives bear trace(s) ‘of deeper stories about how they were created, by whom, and for what ideological purpose’ (Dwyer and Alderman 2008, 168). We conclude with a ‘call to action’, pushing beyond the pervasive images of women and genders in public memory.
|Title of host publication||Routledge handbook of gender and feminist geographies|
|Editors||Anindita Datta, Peter Hopkins, Lynda Johnston, Elizabeth Olson, Joseli Maria Silva|
|Place of Publication||London ; New York|
|Publisher||Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group|
|Number of pages||17|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|