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Commemorating the First World War in Britain: A Cultural Legacy of Media Remembrance

Andrews, Maggie (2019) Commemorating the First World War in Britain: A Cultural Legacy of Media Remembrance. Journal of War & Culture Studies, 12 (3). pp. 295-313. ISSN Print: 1752-6272 Online: 1752-6280

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One of the often-overlooked legacies of the First World War is how the conflict established the media’s role in remembrance. In the years that have followed, media’s circulation of iconic images of national and local commemoration have enabled individuals to engage with public remembrance. This article takes a historical approach to First World War remembrance in Britain, looking at how the practices and meaning of remembrance became established, although they were never fixed but instead constantly shifting, reinvented and contested. They are also gendered, in remembrance, as in war, women, are often seen as to be playing supportive roles; yet within media texts, women have always found spaces to exert influence over who is remembered and how, as memories jostle for prominence.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: media, remembrance, commemoration, First World War, gender
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
Divisions: College of Arts, Humanities and Education > School of Humanities
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Depositing User: Maggie Andrews
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2018 11:38
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 17:26

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