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Conflict Landscapes, Materiality and Meaning in Contested Places

Conflict Landscapes explores the long under-acknowledged and under-investigated aspects of where and how modern conflict landscapes interact and conjoin with pre-twentieth-century places, activities, and beliefs, as well as with individuals and groups. Investigating and understanding the often unpredictable power and legacies of landscapes that have seen (and often still viscerally embody) the consequences of mass death and destruction, the book shows, through these landscapes, the power of destruction to preserve, refocus, and often reconfigure the past. Responding to the complexity of modern conflict, the book offers a coherent, integrated, and sensitized hybrid approach, which calls on different disciplines where they overlap in a shared common terrain. Dealing with issues such as memory, identity, emotion, and wellbeing, the chapters tease out the human experience of modern conflict and its relationship to landscape. Conflict Landscapes will appeal to a wide range of disciplines involved in studying conflict, such as archaeology, anthropology, material culture studies, art history, cultural history, cultural geography, military history, and heritage and museum studies
Table Of Contents
Part I The First World War 11 The Dead and their Spaces: Origins and Meanings in Modern Conflict LandscapesNicholas J. Saunders2 Cutting the Landscape: Investigating the 1917 Battlefield of the Messines RidgeSimon Verdegem3 Garden Landscapes of the Great WarJeffrey S. Reznick4 Conflict Gas-Scape: Chemical Weapons on the Eastern Front, January 1915Anna Izabella Zalewska and Jacek Czarnecki5 Controversy in the Julian Alps: Erwin Rommel, Landscape, and the 12th Battle of the Soča/IsonzoAlexander J. Potočnik6 First World War Landscapes on the Alpine Front Line: New Technologies between Wish and (Augmented) RealityAlessandro Bezzi, Luca Bezzi, Rupert Gietl, and Giuseppe Naponiello7 Engaging Military Heritage: The Conflict Landscape of Val Canale, ItalyAnita Pinagli, Volker Pachauer, and Alexander J. Potočnik8 Conflict, Mobility, and Landscapes: The Arab Revolt in Southern Jordan, 1916-1918John B. Winterburn9 Life and Death in a Conflict Landscape: Visitor and Local Perspectives from the Western FrontPaola FilippucciPart II The Second World War10 Who Owns the 'Wilderness'? Indigenous Second World War Landscapes in Sápmi, Finnish LaplandOula Seitsonen and Gabriel Moshenska11 Operation Northern Light: Remote Sensing a Second World War Conflict Landscape in Northern FinlandBirger Stichelbaut, Suzie Thomas, Oula Seitsonen, Wouter Gheyle, Guy De Mulder, Ville Hemminki, and Gertjan Plets12 Power of Place and Landscape: The US 10th Mountain Division, from Colorado to the ApenninesJohn M. Scott13 War in the Normandy Bocage: British Perceptions and Memory of a Militarized LandscapePaul Cornish14 Archaeology, D-Day, and the Battle of Normandy: 'The Longest Day', a Landscape of Myth and MaterialityVincent Carpentier, Emmanuel Ghesquière, Benoît Labbey, and Cyril Marcigny15 'An Example of Nazi Kultur': Paradigmatic and Contested Materiality at Bergen-Belsen Concentration CampCaroline Sturdy Colls and William Mitchell16 Campscapes and Homescapes of the Mind's Eye: A Methodology for Analyzing the Landscapes of Internment CampsGilly CarrPart III Beyond World Wars 17 Imagining Maritime Conflict Landscapes: Reactive Exhibitions, Sovereignty, and Representation in Vietnam Graeme Were18 People, Barriers, Movement, and Art: Contested Sandscapes of Western SaharaSalvatore Garfi19 A Parthian City in the Iran-Iraq War: Incorporating the Ancient Site of Charax Spasinou into a Modern Conflict LandscapeMary Shepperson20 Abstract Landscapes: Learning to Operate in Conflict SpaceMark A. Burchell
Literary Form
non fiction
First edition.
Physical Description
1 online resource (421 pages)
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