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Popular attitudes to memory, the body, and social identity : the rise of external commemoration in Britain, Ireland, and New England

Mytum, H. (2006) Popular attitudes to memory, the body, and social identity : the rise of external commemoration in Britain, Ireland, and New England. Post-Medieval Archaeology. pp. 96-110. ISSN 0079-4236

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Abstract

A comparative analysis of samples of external memorials from burial grounds in Britain, Ireland and New England reveals a widespread pattern of change in monument style and content, and exponential growth in the number of permanent memorials from the 18th century onwards. Although manifested in regionally distinctive styles on which most academic attention has so far been directed, the expansion reflects global changes in social relationships and concepts of memory and the body. An archaeological perspective reveals the importance of external memorials in articulating these changing attitudes in a world of increasing material consumption.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology 2006. Reproduced with permission.
Institution: The University of York
Academic Units: The University of York > Archaeology (York)
Depositing User: Repository Officer
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2007
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2014 10:37
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1179/174581306X143061
Status: Published
Refereed: Yes
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URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/1922

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