(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

On arrival : memory and temporality at Ellis Island, New York

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

HOSKINS G. (1) ;
(1) Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences, Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth, ROYAUME-UNI


Museums and heritage operations are employing experiential forms of interpretation in order to cultivate emotional bonds between visitors and the characters that populate historic sites. This form of relating to the past affectively reflects a notion of memory underpinned by temporality which serves to legitimate existing relations of power. Using a dispute surrounding public entry to Ellis Island via a bridge connected to New Jersey where the past continually comes into existence, memory is understood as a practice generating the past's perpetual arrival


Article of periodic

published at : Environment and planning. D. Society & space / ISSN 0263-7758

Editor : Pion, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1983)

Millesime : 2012, vol. 30, no6 [pp. 1011-1027]

Bibliographic references : 4 p.

Collation : 2 fig.



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