Making sense of Australia's war memorials
Page, James Smith (2010) Making sense of Australia's war memorials. Peace Review : A Journal of Social Justice, 22(3), pp. 276-279.
War memorials are an important part of the Australian landscape and culture. This essay suggests five possible explanations for this:
a) imperial loyalty, at least initially;
b) the warrior cult;
c) guilt at the loss of so many young people in a seemingly senseless fashion;
d) the demise of formal religion, and;
e) the insecure nature of Australian nationalism.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||ANZAC, Anzacism, Ode of Remembrance, RSL, memorialization, guilt, nationalism|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY (210000) > HISTORICAL STUDIES (210300) > Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History) (210303)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2010 Routledge/Taylor and Francis|
|Deposited On:||16 Jun 2010 08:17|
|Last Modified:||23 Oct 2013 16:11|
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