Sacred Spaces

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    Memory activism is dynamic and ever-evolving. Commemorative performances may shift in scale and tone from year to year, reflecting the vicissitudes of funding and the involvement of different memory activists. “Memory protest” is not neatly separable from quieter forms of “memory work” either (Wüstenberg, 2017: 18). These modes may slide from one into another and, at times, coexist, as activists seek to reach different audiences and respond to diverse demands. The insights of political geographers are especially relevant to an appreciation of the dynamism and creative potential of memory activism. They encourage us to think of space, not as a flat surface or a “container” in which action occurs but rather, as socially produced, at least in part, by bodies and the relations between them. From this perspective we can appreciate that spaces and places of memory are not static or fixed but continually made and remade, even as they are also shaped by the inequitable distribution of power and resources (see Massey, 2005).
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Routledge Handbook of Memory Activism
    Editors Yifat Gutman and Jenny Wüstenberg
    Place of PublicationUK
    PublisherTaylor & Francis Group
    ISBN (Print)9781000646177
    Publication statusPublished - 2022


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