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Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies

Memory and Monument Wars in American Cities

New York, Charlottesville and Montgomery

Authors: Hasian, Marouf, Paliewicz, Nicholas

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  • Outlines how U.S. cities have responded to some of the most pressing political, cultural, racial issues of our timeExplains how cities are agentic actors that can wage “war” on urban landscapes as massive actor-networks struggling to remember (and forget)
  • Speaks to the emergent realities of how cities have become battlegrounds in America’s continuing cultural wars
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This book is about the ways U.S. cities have responded to some of the most pressing political, cultural, racial issues of our time as agentic, remembering actors. Our case studies include New York City’s securitized remembrances at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum; Charlottesville’s Confederate monument controversies in the wake of the 2017 Unite the Right Rally; and Montgomery’s “double consciousness” at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice and Legacy Museum. By tracing the genealogies that can be found across three contested cityscapes—New York, Charlottesville, and Montgomery—this book opens up new vistas for research for communication studies as it shows how cities are agentic actors that can wage “war” on urban landscapes as massive actor-networks struggling to remember (and forget). With the rise of sanctuary cities against nativistic immigration policies, “invasions” from white supremacists and neo-Nazis objecting to “the great replacement,” and rhizomic uprisings of Black Lives Matter protests in response to lethal police force against persons of color, this timely book speaks to the emergent realities of how cities have become battlegrounds in America’s continuing cultural wars.

About the authors

Marouf A. Hasian Jr. is Distinguished Professor and Co-Chair of communication at the University of Utah, USA. He is author of Restorative Justice, Humanitarian Rhetorics, and Public Memories of Colonial Camp Cultures (2014), and more than a dozen other books.

 

Nicholas S. Paliewicz is Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Louisville, USA. He is co-author of The Securitization of Memorial Space and Racial Terrorism: A Rhetorical Investigation of Lynching (2019) and has authored essay in journals such as Argumentation and Advocacy, Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, International Journal of Communication, and Environmental Communication.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)
  • Introduction: US Cities’ Agentic Role in Twenty-First-Century Memory and Monument Wars

    Pages 1-19

    Hasian, Marouf A., Jr. (et al.)

  • The Fortification of New York City: Post-9/11 Memorialization and the Localization of the War on Terror

    Pages 21-57

    Hasian, Marouf A., Jr. (et al.)

  • Civil Lawfare, Remembrances of Lost Causes, and Charlottesville’s Confederate Monument Controversies

    Pages 59-95

    Hasian, Marouf A., Jr. (et al.)

  • Montgomery, “Racial Terror” Lynching Remembrances, and Municipal Quests for American Truth and Reconciliation

    Pages 97-133

    Hasian, Marouf A., Jr. (et al.)

  • The Future Roles of Remembering and Forgetting for Agentic Twenty-First-Century Cities

    Pages 135-149

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Memory and Monument Wars in American Cities
Book Subtitle
New York, Charlottesville and Montgomery
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-53771-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-53771-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-53770-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
V, 152
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