Other topographies of memory

Abstract

Patrizia Violi’s book discusses the reinterpretation of spaces connected to traumatic memories. The approach is both theoretical and analytical of specific cases in Cambodia, China, Chile, Argentina, and Italy. Museums, parks, cultural complexes or art installations are regarded as objects bearing meanings far beyond the indexical link that exists between the traumatic site and the memory.

Keywords:
sites; museum; memory; trauma; semiotics

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