Representing women and gender in memory landscapes

Janice Monk, Danielle Drozdzewski

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRoutledge handbook of gender and feminist geographies
EditorsAnindita Datta, Peter Hopkins, Lynda Johnston, Elizabeth Olson, Joseli Maria Silva
Place of PublicationLondon ; New York
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor and Francis Group
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781315164748
ISBN (Print)9781138057685
Publication statusPublished - 2020


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