White Rose University Consortium logo
University of Leeds logo University of Sheffield logo York University logo

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, 40 (1). pp. 96-110. ISSN 0079-4236

Full text not available from this repository.

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
Academic Units: The University of York > Archaeology (York)
Depositing User: York RAE Import
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2009 15:20
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2009 15:20
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1179/174581306x143061
Status: Published
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1179/174581306x143061
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/7334

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item