Overview

In its multidisciplinary approach and wide-ranging contributions, the book looks at trench art and postcards through museum collections to prosthetic limbs, and examines the First World War and its significance through the things it left behind.
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Matters of Conflict

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Overview

In its multidisciplinary approach and wide-ranging contributions, the book looks at trench art and postcards through museum collections to prosthetic limbs, and examines the First World War and its significance through the things it left behind.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203502549
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/15/2004
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Nicholas J Saunders was formerly British Academy Senior Research Fellow investigating the anthropology of the First World War. He is currently Lecturer in Material Culture at the Department of Anthropology, University College London.
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Table of Contents

1. Materialities of Conflict: The Great War, 1914-2003 2. Art, Material Life and Disaster: Civilian and Military Prisoners of War 3. 'Sacred Relics': Objects in the Imperial War Museum 1917-1939 4. Prostheses and Propaganda: Materiality and the Human Body in the Great War 5. 'Nagelfiguren': Nailing Patriotism in Germany 1914-18 6. Shattered Experiences - Recycled Relics: Strategies of Representation and the Legacy of the Great War 7. The Great War Re-remembered: The Fragmentation of the World's Largest Painting 8. Death and Material Culture: The Case of Pictures during the First World War 9. A Material Link Between War and Peace: World War One Silk Postcards 10. Thanks for the Memory: War Memorials, Spectatorship and the Trajectories of Commemoration 1919-2001 11. The Lion, the Angel and the War Memorial: Some French sites re-visited 12. The Internet and the Great War: The impact on the making and meaning of Great War history 13. The Ocean Villas Project: Archaeology in the Service of European Remembrance 14. Aftermath: Materiality on the Home Front, 1914-2001
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