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Virtual Afterlives: Grieving the Dead in the Twenty-First Century

Candi K. Cann

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813145419
eISBN:
9780813145495
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813145419.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

From the dead body to the virtual body and from material memorials to virtual memorials, one thing is clear: the bodiless nature of memorialization of the dead across cultures. In postindustrial, ... More


War and Remembrance: The Story of the American Battle Monuments Commission

Thomas H. Conner

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780813176314
eISBN:
9780813176345
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813176314.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

Every year, people from all over the world visit American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) sites, from Normandy, France, to Busan, South Korea, to Corozal, Panama. At rest in the twenty-six ... More


Speaking to the Dead: Social Network Sites and Public Grieving

Candi K. Cann

in Virtual Afterlives: Grieving the Dead in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813145419
eISBN:
9780813145495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813145419.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Internet memorials, including tombstone Internet links with virtual memorials, funeral home memorials, Internet grieving websites, and social network sites of deceased persons, illustrate that the ... More


Suppressed Remembrances: On the History of the Moscow City Fraternal Cemetery

Kristiane Janeke

in The Forgotten Front: The Eastern Theater of World War I, 1914 - 1915

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780813175416
eISBN:
9780813175447
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813175416.003.0018
Subject:
History, Military History

Kristiane Janeke traces the history of the Moscow Brothers’ (Soldiers’) Cemetery, using the specific case of this memorial to wartime fallen as a springboard to a wider discussion of suppressed ... More


“The Hero Is Us”: Representations of Germany since the 1960s

Brian C. Etheridge

in Enemies To Allies: Cold War Germany and American Memory

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166407
eISBN:
9780813166636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166407.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter observes how the first two decades of the postwar period established patterns for understanding Germany and Germanness that endured for the rest of the twentieth century. As the Berlin ... More


Moving the Dead

Candi K. Cann

in Virtual Afterlives: Grieving the Dead in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813145419
eISBN:
9780813145495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813145419.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Car-decal and T-shirt memorials, in which a memorial of the deceased is placed on the windshield of a car or worn as clothing, serve temporarily as a memorialization for the deceased. Like ... More


Making Tradition: On Craft in American Consciousness

Simon J. Bronner

in Explaining Traditions: Folk Behavior in Modern Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813134062
eISBN:
9780813135885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134062.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter argues that the meaning of craft in twenty-first century America has been shaped by the transition from a preindustrial to a post-industrial society. Craft has been culturally located in ... More


Conclusion

Lindsey Apple

in The Family Legacy of Henry Clay: In the Shadow of a Kentucky Patriarch

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813134109
eISBN:
9780813135908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134109.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Henry Clay's legacy proved to be both blessing and curse. Too frequently great pressure was brought to bear on young members of the family. Clays seemed excessively tied to place in the sense that ... More


Funerals as Festivals the Irony of Festivity around Death and its Americanness

Jacqueline S. Thursby

in Funeral Festivals in America: Rituals for the Living

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813123806
eISBN:
9780813134949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813123806.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the practice of funerals as festivals in the U.S. and comments on the irony of festivity around death and its Americanness. The events surrounding mourning, memorial or funeral ... More


Wearing the Dead

Candi K. Cann

in Virtual Afterlives: Grieving the Dead in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813145419
eISBN:
9780813145495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813145419.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Tattoo memorials, in which a deceased person is remembered by being etched into the skin of the bereaved, are another form of mourning clothing, but tattoos are permanent ways of marking grief and, ... More


Grieving the Dead in Alternative Spaces

Candi K. Cann

in Virtual Afterlives: Grieving the Dead in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813145419
eISBN:
9780813145495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813145419.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Nearly all the newly emerging rituals for memorialization use a particular grammar and syntax for mourning. This new language of mourning follows a particular framework that is defined by the ritual, ... More


Building the World War II Memorials, 1945–1960

Thomas H. Conner

in War and Remembrance: The Story of the American Battle Monuments Commission

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780813176314
eISBN:
9780813176345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813176314.003.0008
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter looks at the longer aftermath of WWII and traces the creation of the second generation of ABMC sites. Focusing on the process of securing grounds overseas, allowing family members to ... More


The ABMC Story Goes On, 1960–Present

Thomas H. Conner

in War and Remembrance: The Story of the American Battle Monuments Commission

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780813176314
eISBN:
9780813176345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813176314.003.0009
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter looks at the work the ABMC has been doing since World War II ended. The chairmanships of Generals Jacob Devers and Mark Clark are explored in some detail. Maintenance of the memorials is ... More


Lincoln in American Memory

Brian J. Snee

in Lincoln before Lincoln: Early Cinematic Adaptations of the Life of America's Greatest President

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813167473
eISBN:
9780813167800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167473.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter offers a concise history of Lincoln commemoration and an introduction to public memory scholarship. Beginning with Lincoln’s assassination, the chapter examines important moments when ... More


Savior of the Union: Abraham Lincoln (1930)

Brian J. Snee

in Lincoln before Lincoln: Early Cinematic Adaptations of the Life of America's Greatest President

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813167473
eISBN:
9780813167800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167473.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines D. W. Griffith’s Abraham Lincoln (1930), which depicts Lincoln first and foremost as the Savior of the Union. Like the Lincoln Memorial, which was completed in 1922, Griffith’s ... More


“If I Had to Do It Over Again”

Allan R. Ellenberger

in Miriam Hopkins: Life and Films of a Hollywood Rebel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813174310
eISBN:
9780813174822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174310.003.0022
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Although in ill health, Hopkins is convinced to attend a film retrospective of Paramount’s sixtieth anniversary at New York’s Museum of Modern Art and a showing of The Story of Temple Drake. Also ... More


The World According to Chinn

Carlton Jackson

in Kentucky Maverick: The Life and Adventures of Colonel George M. Chinn

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813161051
eISBN:
9780813165516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813161051.003.0009
Subject:
History, Military History

Although Chinn retired from the KHS and led a less busy life, he was still greatly active. He worked to improve the local humane society, but his greatest role was as writer. He dealt with ... More


Working His Way: First Years at Lincoln Memorial University

Carol Boggess

in James Still: A Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813174181
eISBN:
9780813174815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174181.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter tells of Still leaving Alabama for Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee, a college that offered students the opportunity to work for their tuition. He was assigned ... More


End of the War and Aftermath

David J. Bettez

in Kentucky and the Great War: World War I on the Home Front

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813168012
eISBN:
9780813168784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168012.003.0015
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter covers the Spanish flu epidemic’s effects on the state; the Kentucky Council of Defense’s conference on state problems in March 1919; efforts to commemorate war participants in various ... More


Elsie Ripley Clapp and the Community School

Sam F. Stack

in The Arthurdale Community School: Education and Reform in Depression Era Appalachia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813166889
eISBN:
9780813167855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166889.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Elsie Ripley Clapp was selected as the principal and director of community affairs for the Arthurdale project and its school. This chapter explores the background and intellectual development guiding ... More


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