(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2008)

Document title

Inscribing empire : Guam and the War in the Pacific National Historical Park

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

HERMAN R.D.K. (1) ;
(1) Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, ETATS-UNIS


This historical park celebrates the “freedom” that the U.S. brought to the region. But this landscape sits at the nexus of several contested territories. Guam was seized in the 1898 Spanish-American War and experienced 50 years of dictatorship under the Navy. Disagreements between the park service and the local people added to the contests. The park presents a discourse of American military heroism against the Japanese, at the expense of recognition of Chamorro suffering. It serves as a colonial tool


Article of periodic

published at : Political geography / ISSN 0962-6298

Editor : Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford - ROYAUME-UNI (1992)

Millesime : 2008, vol. 27, no6 [pp. 630-651]

Bibliographic references : 51 ref.

Collation : 8 fig.



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