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Contesting Sensory Memories: Smithfield Market in London

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Swenson, Astrid:
Contesting Sensory Memories: Smithfield Market in London.
In: Capdepón, Ulrike ; Dornhof, Sarah (ed.): Contested Urban Spaces : Monuments, Traces, and Decentered Memories. - Cham : Palgrave Macmillan , 2022 . - pp. 83-102
ISBN 978-3-030-87505-3

Abstract in another language

The paper examines the role of the senses in conflicting urban memories through a study of the Smithfield Market area in London. It investigates which histories are silenced in cultural and communicative memories and which ones are mobilized to construct a narrative of Smithfield as a liminal place that can resist and shape broader processes of change. Beyond discussing how a better understanding of sensory memories might inform the development of the site, the paper aims to reflect more broadly on two questions: how to widen historical approaches to the study of conflicting urban memories through interdisciplinary attention to the senses; and, by comparing and relating the case studies to other areas in and beyond London, how to conceptualize uneven distributions of conflictual memories in urban spaces.

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Item Type: Article in a book
Refereed: Yes
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies > Lehrstuhl Europäische Geschichtskulturen > Lehrstuhl Europäische Geschichtskulturen - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Astrid Swenson
Result of work at the UBT: No
DDC Subjects: 900 History and geography > 900 History
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2024 13:21
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2024 13:21