Counter memorials and counter monuments in Australia's commemorative landscape: A systematic literature review

Baguley, Margaret ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0098-6378 and Kerby, Martin ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4073-2559 and Andersen, Nikki ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7682-6592 (2021) Counter memorials and counter monuments in Australia's commemorative landscape: A systematic literature review. Historical Encounters, 8 (1). pp. 93-120.

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Abstract

Over the course of the last four decades there has been a growing interest in the development and impact of counter memorials and counter monuments. While counter memorial and monument practices have been explored in Europe and the United States, relatively little research has been conducted in the Australian context. This systematic literature review examines the current state of scholarship by exploring what form counter monuments and memorials have taken and what events they have focussed on. A total of 134 studies met the selection criteria and were included in the final review. The major factors identified that have impacted on the development of the counter memorial and monument genre in Australia are international and domestic influences, historical, political and social-cultural events in Australia, the socio-political agenda of various individuals or organisations, and the aesthetics of the counter memorials and monuments themselves. The review found that Australia has a diverse and active counter memorial and monument genre, with commemorative practices honouring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, women, victims of human made and natural disasters, the experiences of asylum seekers, and the histories and experiences of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © Copyright retained by Author/s. Distributed under a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 License.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Academic Division - Library
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2022 08:47
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2022 03:26
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, aesthetics, anti-monuments, anti-memorials, commemorative practices, counter-memorials, counter monuments, human and natural disasters, Frontier Wars, Queer memorialisation, women’s history
Fields of Research (2008): 21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210307 European History (excl. British, Classical Greek and Roman)
21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History
21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210303 Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
Fields of Research (2020): 43 HISTORY, HERITAGE AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 4303 Historical studies > 430302 Australian history
43 HISTORY, HERITAGE AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 4303 Historical studies > 430310 Global and world history
43 HISTORY, HERITAGE AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 4303 Historical studies > 430308 European history (excl. British, classical Greek and Roman)
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9502 Communication > 950205 Visual Communication
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 13 CULTURE AND SOCIETY > 1302 Communication > 130205 Visual communication
Identification Number or DOI: doi:10.52289/hej8.308
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/46219

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