Memorializing Pearl Harbor: unfinished histories and the work of remembrance
Rose, Dacia Viejo
JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL ANTHROPOLOGICAL INSTITUTE
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Rose, D. V. (2018). Memorializing Pearl Harbor: unfinished histories and the work of remembrance. JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL ANTHROPOLOGICAL INSTITUTE, 24 (1), 208-209. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9655.12783
While other scholars have examined the cultural memory of difﬁcult pasts and war memorials in the last ﬁfteen years, White’s research stands out for the length of time he has dedicated to one site. Since 1991 he has been a participant-observer of the commemorative events at the USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor, which is the burial site for most of the 1,177 sailors and marines who died there on 7 December 1941. hite has followed its transformation from a national memorial to an expansive landscape known as the World War II Valor in the Paciﬁc National Monument, a new entity of the National Park Service that includes submarine and aviation museums, as well as the USS Battleship Missouri Memorial. Combining history and anthropology, White dubs his approach ‘memorial ethnography’.
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-9655.12783
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