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Title: RIP by the Roadside: A Comparative Study of Roadside Memorials in New South Wales, Australia, and Texas, United States
Contributor(s): Clark, JR  (author); Cheshire, A (author)
Publication Date: 2004
DOI: 10.2190/3RED-6H7D-PNNC-URT7
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Abstract: The comparative study of roadside memorials in New South Wales, Australia, and Texas, United States, raises questions about the consistency in memorial form and practice between societies with diverse ethnic and religious profiles and different historical backgrounds. This article compares roadside memorials in two societies, and suggests that ethnic and sub-group affiliation accounts for local and individual differences in what is essentially an international phenomenon powered by developments in motoring culture, post-modernism, and globalization. The roadside memorial reclaims public space for the celebration of the individual in a period and place of overwhelming technological and cultural change.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Omega: Journal of Death and Dying, 48(3), p. 203-222
Publisher: Baywood Publishing Co Inc
Place of Publication: United States of America
ISSN: 0030-2228
Field of Research (FOR): 210303 Australian History (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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