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The Resource Written in stone : public monuments in changing societies, Sanford Levinson, (electronic resource)

Written in stone : public monuments in changing societies, Sanford Levinson, (electronic resource)

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Written in stone : public monuments in changing societies
Title
Written in stone
Title remainder
public monuments in changing societies
Statement of responsibility
Sanford Levinson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Is it 'Stalinist' for a formerly communist country to tear down a statue of Stalin? Should the Confederate flag be allowed to fly over the South Carolina state capitol? Is it possible for America to honor General Custer and the Sioux Nation, Jefferson Davis and Abraham Lincoln? Indeed, can a liberal, multicultural society memorialize anyone at all, or is it committed to a strict neutrality about the quality of the lives led by its citizens? In Written in Stone, legal scholar Sanford Levinson considers the tangled responses of ever-changing societies to the monuments and commemorations created by past regimes or outmoded cultural and political systems. Drawing on examples from Albania to Zimbabwe, from Moscow to Managua, and paying particular attention to examples throughout the American South, Levinson looks at social and legal arguments regarding the display, construction, modification, and destruction of public monuments. He asks what kinds of claims the past has on the present, particularly if the present is defined in dramatic opposition to its past values. In addition, he addresses the possibilities for responding to the use and abuse of public spaces and explores how a culture might memorialize its historical figures and events in ways that are beneficial to all its members. Written in Stone is a meditation on how national cultures have been or may yet be defined through the deployment of public monuments. It adds a thoughtful and crucial voice into debates surrounding historical accuracy and representation, and will be welcomed by the many readers concerned with such issues."--
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1941-
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Levinson, Sanford
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Public planet books
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Monuments
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  • Multiculturalism
  • Political culture
  • Political culture
Label
Written in stone : public monuments in changing societies, Sanford Levinson, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=edspub&bquery=WRITTEN+IN+STONE+%3a+PUBLIC+MONUMENTS+IN+CHANGING+SOCIETIES&type=44&searchMode=And&site=pfi-live&scope=site
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface to the 2018 edition -- Written in stone -- Introduction -- Afterword -- Notes
Control code
on1041229778
Edition
Twentieth anniversary edition with new preface and afterword.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781478004349
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1041229778
Label
Written in stone : public monuments in changing societies, Sanford Levinson, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=edspub&bquery=WRITTEN+IN+STONE+%3a+PUBLIC+MONUMENTS+IN+CHANGING+SOCIETIES&type=44&searchMode=And&site=pfi-live&scope=site
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface to the 2018 edition -- Written in stone -- Introduction -- Afterword -- Notes
Control code
on1041229778
Edition
Twentieth anniversary edition with new preface and afterword.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781478004349
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1041229778

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