London and the Politics of Memory: In the Shadow of Big Ben (Memory Studies: Global Constellations) (Paperback)

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This book provides an original, impassioned exploration of memory studies and the uses of the past in the present. It capitalises on London's global appeal and Big Ben's iconic status. Moving beyond this familiar facade the reader will journey around the hidden histories of Westminster's streets, squares and statues. This tangible heritage supports a diversity of contested memories. The rationale for this approach is that, by linking theory with empirical examples, it becomes possible to tackle complex issues in a grounded, accessible manner. Readers will be encouraged to use this case study as a framework for addressing the politics of memory in their own lives as well as in other places, not just in Britain but around the world. This book will be of interest to scholars and students from a wide variety of disciplines including, but not limited to, sociology, culture and media studies, English literature, film and television studies, global studies, heritage studies, history, politics and human geography.

About the Author


Stuart Burch is Senior Lecturer at Nottingham Trent University, UK, and Visiting Professor at the Faculty of International Media (ICUC), the Sino-UK Joint Institute of Communication at the University of China and Nottingham Trent University.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780367727819
ISBN-10: 0367727811
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: March 31st, 2021
Pages: 190
Language: English
Series: Memory Studies: Global Constellations