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Place, Memory, and Justice: Critical Perspectives on Sites of Conscience

Journal Article


Abstract


  • In disrupting the singularity of official histories and memorials, some scholars, activists, and members of marginalized populations have approached memory as a concept that accommodates a multiplicity of subjugated experiences, knowledges, and narratives of place and event, and thus gives rise to a set of memory practices that serve as useful tools for anti-oppression and social justice activism. For these reasons, this memory work has a clear spatial dimension and focuses on place. One such movement in this vein, referred to as ���Sites of Conscience,��� forms the focus of this special issue. This editorial introduction to this special issue of Space and Culture takes Sites of Conscience as a prism through which to consider relations between history, memory, politics, temporality, ethics, and justice within a spatial framework. Given the increasing pressures to simplify and ���purify��� national narratives and to pathologize multiple forms of difference, we urgently need activist scholarship on the salient relations between place, history, memory, memorialization, and social justice.

Publication Date


  • 2022

Citation


  • Lloyd, J., & Steele, L. (2022). Place, Memory, and Justice: Critical Perspectives on Sites of Conscience. Space and Culture, 25(2), 144-160. doi:10.1177/12063312221089207

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85129085045

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 144

End Page


  • 160

Volume


  • 25

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


Abstract


  • In disrupting the singularity of official histories and memorials, some scholars, activists, and members of marginalized populations have approached memory as a concept that accommodates a multiplicity of subjugated experiences, knowledges, and narratives of place and event, and thus gives rise to a set of memory practices that serve as useful tools for anti-oppression and social justice activism. For these reasons, this memory work has a clear spatial dimension and focuses on place. One such movement in this vein, referred to as ���Sites of Conscience,��� forms the focus of this special issue. This editorial introduction to this special issue of Space and Culture takes Sites of Conscience as a prism through which to consider relations between history, memory, politics, temporality, ethics, and justice within a spatial framework. Given the increasing pressures to simplify and ���purify��� national narratives and to pathologize multiple forms of difference, we urgently need activist scholarship on the salient relations between place, history, memory, memorialization, and social justice.

Publication Date


  • 2022

Citation


  • Lloyd, J., & Steele, L. (2022). Place, Memory, and Justice: Critical Perspectives on Sites of Conscience. Space and Culture, 25(2), 144-160. doi:10.1177/12063312221089207

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85129085045

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 144

End Page


  • 160

Volume


  • 25

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication