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'Exploring the Memorialscape of Occupation and Liberation: A Case Study from the Channel Islands'

Paper by Dr Gilly Carr, in International Journal of Heritage Studies 18, due out early 2012.

Published online October 2011.

Growing numbers of memorials and monuments are a recent phenomenon in towns and cities of the last couple of decades, most especially in places which have suffered war or conflict of some sort. What official and unofficial narratives of war are being presented and invoked by these? What message is the passer-by intended to glean?

Using the capitals of the Channel Islands of Guernsey and Jersey as a case study, where 31 memorials to the occupation years have been erected, this paper sets out a methodology for reading overarching narratives and counter-narratives of war from memorials and monuments.

Read the full article (access by subscription only) - on the International Journal of Heritage Studies website