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Article: Making material memories: Kinmen’s bridging objects and fractured places between China and Taiwan

TitleMaking material memories: Kinmen’s bridging objects and fractured places between China and Taiwan
Authors
Issue Date2015
PublisherSage Publications Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://cgj.sagepub.com
Citation
Cultural Geographies, 2015 How to Cite?
AbstractThe post-war material culture of Kinmen, a former military outpost in Taiwan, reveals a biography moving from conflict to hope for rapprochement, from matériel to militaria to souvenir. By experimenting with the concept of sensuous materialism, this paper looks at touristic things from and of the battlefield past and explores how, through their materialities, things interact with people’s senses and shape their understandings of cross-strait relations. Far from being inert, these things are full of life and energy in their ability to animate the object-human relationship. Social memories are enacted through specific material affordances with the senses. Those memories are sensuous, emotional and affective as well as political and historic. Examining the making, staging and consumption of touristic things and how their commemorative materialities interact with and shape people’s consciousness of past histories, present happenings and future dreams helps us gain a more nuanced understanding of the China-Taiwan rapprochement process.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/212062
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.095
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.531

 

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dc.contributor.authorZhang, JJ-
dc.contributor.authorCrang, M-
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-21T02:21:12Z-
dc.date.available2015-07-21T02:21:12Z-
dc.date.issued2015-
dc.identifier.citationCultural Geographies, 2015-
dc.identifier.issn1474-4740-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/212062-
dc.description.abstractThe post-war material culture of Kinmen, a former military outpost in Taiwan, reveals a biography moving from conflict to hope for rapprochement, from matériel to militaria to souvenir. By experimenting with the concept of sensuous materialism, this paper looks at touristic things from and of the battlefield past and explores how, through their materialities, things interact with people’s senses and shape their understandings of cross-strait relations. Far from being inert, these things are full of life and energy in their ability to animate the object-human relationship. Social memories are enacted through specific material affordances with the senses. Those memories are sensuous, emotional and affective as well as political and historic. Examining the making, staging and consumption of touristic things and how their commemorative materialities interact with and shape people’s consciousness of past histories, present happenings and future dreams helps us gain a more nuanced understanding of the China-Taiwan rapprochement process.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherSage Publications Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://cgj.sagepub.com-
dc.relation.ispartofCultural Geographies-
dc.rightsCultural Geographies. Copyright © Sage Publications Ltd.-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.titleMaking material memories: Kinmen’s bridging objects and fractured places between China and Taiwan-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailZhang, JJ: jjzhang1@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityZhang, JJ=rp01968-
dc.description.naturepostprint-
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1474474015591488-
dc.identifier.hkuros244254-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom-

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