Book release: geographies of commemoration in a digital world

How does Anzac feel? Why does it continue to have such a hold on the Australian imagination? And how are digital technologies affecting the ways that we experience Anzac? These are the questions at the heart of this compelling and innovative new book by Danielle Drozdzewski (University of Stockholm), Shanti Sumartojo (Monash University) and Emma Waterton (University of Western Sydney).

Geographies of Commemoration in a Digital World: ANZAC @ 100 provides a significant, accessible and interdisciplinary resource for academics and students interested in the geographies of memory, nostalgia, and identity, and will be of particular interest to those working in the disciplines of human geography, heritage studies, history, anthropology, historical and conflict archaeology, memory studies and oral historians.

“This book reframes commemoration through distinctly geographical lenses, locating it within experiential and digital worlds. It interrogates the role of power in representations of memory and shows how experiences of commemoration sit within, alongside and in contrast to its official normative forms," says co-author and ETLab member Shanti Sumartojo.

"It charts how memories, places and experiences of commemoration play out and have, or have not, changed in and through a digital world. Key to the book’s exploration is a new epistemology of memory, underpinned by an embodied research approach.”


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