Menu
Login to UWE

Men, mountains and memory: Discourses of wilderness, entitlement and gender in online and media debates on mountainside memorials

Maddrell, A. (2008) Men, mountains and memory: Discourses of wilderness, entitlement and gender in online and media debates on mountainside memorials. In: AHRC Conference: Memory, Mourning and Landscape, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, 09 June 2008.

Full text not available from this repository

Publisher's URL: http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/critical/research/con...

Abstract

The proliferation of 'spontaneous' memorials in British uplands has resulted in fierce contestation of memorialisation practices on mountain tops. This contestation has been expressed performatively, principally through the removal of memorials, and discursively through interest group discusssions online and in the media. Analysis of these debates shows three key strands: constructions of mountain insider/ outsider that relates to authenticity and entitlement to memorialisation; particular representations of wilderness and the natural; and related forms of masculinity which establish (limited) acceptable perameters for emotional expression, including the emotions of others. These findings are discussed in relation to a model for understanding the spatialities of bereavement, and wider debates about private memorials in public spaces and mechanisms evolving to regulate this practice through spatial management and control.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:wilderness, entitlement, gender, online and media debates, mountainside memorials
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Environment and Technology > Department of Geography and Environmental Management
ID Code:9922
Deposited By: B. Upload account
Deposited On:15 Jul 2010 12:30
Last Modified:14 Apr 2015 10:34

Request a change to this item

Copyright 2015 © UWE better together