The Palgrave handbook on rethinking colonial commemorations

Bronwyn Carlson (Editor), Terri Farrelly (Editor)

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The Palgrave Handbook on Rethinking Colonial Commemorations explores global efforts, particularly from Indigenous and Bla(c)k communities, to dismantle colonial commemorations, monuments, and memorials. Across the world, many Indigenous and Bla(c)k communities have taken action to remove, rectify and/or re-imagine colonial commemorations. These efforts have had the support of some non-Indigenous and white community members, but very often they have faced fierce opposition. In spite of this, many have succeeded, and this work aims to acknowledge and honour these efforts. As a current and much-debated issue, this book will present fresh findings and analyses of recent and historical events, including #RhodesMustFall, Anzac Day protests, and the transferral of confederate monuments to museums.

Comprising of chapters written by Indigenous, Bla(c)k and non-Indigenous authors, from a wide variety of locations, backgrounds and purposes, this topical volume is a timely and important contribution to the fields of memory studies, Indigenous Studies, and cultural heritage.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages609
ISBN (Electronic)9783031286094
ISBN (Print)9783031286087
Publication statusPublished - 2023


  • #Rhodesmustfall
  • Black Lives Matter
  • Colonial commemoration
  • Colonial commemorations and Aboriginal Australians
  • colonial statues
  • Confederate monuments
  • dismantling of colonial monuments
  • Indigenous culture
  • Memory Studies
  • settler memory
  • Toppling statues


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