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Contested Objects : Material Memories of the Great War.

By: Saunders, Nicholas J.
Contributor(s): Cornish, Paul.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Florence : Taylor and Francis, 2014Copyright date: ©2008Description: 1 online resource (334 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781135256715.Subject(s): Antiquities -- Social aspects -- Case studies | Collective memory | Historic sites | Material culture | War and society -- Case studies | World War, 1914-1918 -- Antiquities | World War, 1914-1918 -- Social aspectsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Contested Objects : Material Memories of the Great WarDDC classification: 940.3 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- CONTENTS -- List of figures -- List of contributors -- Foreword -- Introduction -- 1 'Just a boyish habit' . . .? British and Commonwealth war trophies in the First World War -- 2 Shaping matter, memories and mentalities: The German steel helmet from artefact to afterlife -- 3 The Great War 'Trench Club': Typology, use and cultural meaning -- 4 The journey back: On the nature of donations to the 'In Flanders Fields Museum' -- 5 'Brothers in Arms': Masonic artefacts of the First World War and its aftermath -- 6 Subversive material: African embodiments of modern war -- 7 Medals, memory and meaning: Symbolism and cultural significance of Great War medals -- 8 Distinguishing the uniform: Military heraldry and the British Army during the First World War -- 9 The consumer sphinx: From French trench to Parisian market -- 10 'The Returned Soldiers' Bug': Making the Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne -- 11 Exploring a language of grief in First World War headstone inscriptions -- 12 'P'raps I shall see you . . .': Recognition of loved ones in non-fiction film of the First World War -- 13 'A few broad stripes': Perception, deception and the 'Dazzle Ship' phenomenon of the First World War -- 14 Message and materiality in Mesopotamia, 1916-1917: My grandfather's diary, social commemoration and the experience of war. -- 15 Postcards from the past: War, landscape and place in Argonne, France -- 16 'Calculating the future': Panoramic sketching, reconnaissance drawing and the material trace of war -- 17 Archaeology of the Great War: The Flemish experience -- 18 'Slowly our ghosts drag home': Human remains from the Heidenkopf, Serre, Somme, France -- 19 Great War archaeology on the glaciers of the Alps -- 20 Training for trench warfare: The archaeological evidence from Salisbury Plain -- Index.
Summary: Contested Objects breaks new ground in the interdisciplinary study of material culture. Its focus is on the rich and varied legacy of objects from the First World War as the global conflict that defined the twentieth century. From the iconic German steel helmet to practice trenches on Salisbury Plain, and from the 'Dazzle Ship' phenomenon through medal-wearing, diary-writing, trophy collecting, the market in war souvenirs and the evocative reworking of European objects by African soldiers, this book presents a dazzling array of hitherto unseen worlds of the Great War. The innovative and multidisciplinary approach adopted here follows the lead established by Nicholas J. Saunders' Matters of Conflict (Routledge 2004), and extends its geographical coverage to embrace a truly international perspective. Australia, Africa, Italy, Germany, France, Belgium and Britain are all represented by a cross-disciplinary group of scholars working in archaeology, anthropology, cultural history, art history, museology, and cultural heritage. The result is a volume that resonates with richly documented and theoretically informed case studies that illustrate how the experiences of war can be embodied in and represented by an endless variety of artefacts, whose 'social lives' have endured for almost a century and that continue to shape our perceptions of an increasingly dangerous world.
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Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- CONTENTS -- List of figures -- List of contributors -- Foreword -- Introduction -- 1 'Just a boyish habit' . . .? British and Commonwealth war trophies in the First World War -- 2 Shaping matter, memories and mentalities: The German steel helmet from artefact to afterlife -- 3 The Great War 'Trench Club': Typology, use and cultural meaning -- 4 The journey back: On the nature of donations to the 'In Flanders Fields Museum' -- 5 'Brothers in Arms': Masonic artefacts of the First World War and its aftermath -- 6 Subversive material: African embodiments of modern war -- 7 Medals, memory and meaning: Symbolism and cultural significance of Great War medals -- 8 Distinguishing the uniform: Military heraldry and the British Army during the First World War -- 9 The consumer sphinx: From French trench to Parisian market -- 10 'The Returned Soldiers' Bug': Making the Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne -- 11 Exploring a language of grief in First World War headstone inscriptions -- 12 'P'raps I shall see you . . .': Recognition of loved ones in non-fiction film of the First World War -- 13 'A few broad stripes': Perception, deception and the 'Dazzle Ship' phenomenon of the First World War -- 14 Message and materiality in Mesopotamia, 1916-1917: My grandfather's diary, social commemoration and the experience of war. -- 15 Postcards from the past: War, landscape and place in Argonne, France -- 16 'Calculating the future': Panoramic sketching, reconnaissance drawing and the material trace of war -- 17 Archaeology of the Great War: The Flemish experience -- 18 'Slowly our ghosts drag home': Human remains from the Heidenkopf, Serre, Somme, France -- 19 Great War archaeology on the glaciers of the Alps -- 20 Training for trench warfare: The archaeological evidence from Salisbury Plain -- Index.

Contested Objects breaks new ground in the interdisciplinary study of material culture. Its focus is on the rich and varied legacy of objects from the First World War as the global conflict that defined the twentieth century. From the iconic German steel helmet to practice trenches on Salisbury Plain, and from the 'Dazzle Ship' phenomenon through medal-wearing, diary-writing, trophy collecting, the market in war souvenirs and the evocative reworking of European objects by African soldiers, this book presents a dazzling array of hitherto unseen worlds of the Great War. The innovative and multidisciplinary approach adopted here follows the lead established by Nicholas J. Saunders' Matters of Conflict (Routledge 2004), and extends its geographical coverage to embrace a truly international perspective. Australia, Africa, Italy, Germany, France, Belgium and Britain are all represented by a cross-disciplinary group of scholars working in archaeology, anthropology, cultural history, art history, museology, and cultural heritage. The result is a volume that resonates with richly documented and theoretically informed case studies that illustrate how the experiences of war can be embodied in and represented by an endless variety of artefacts, whose 'social lives' have endured for almost a century and that continue to shape our perceptions of an increasingly dangerous world.

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