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Author Harrison, Ted.

Title Remembrance today : poppies, grief and heroism / Ted Harrison
Published London : Reaktion Books, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (248 pages)
Contents Introduction -- The mists and myths of war -- Lest we forget -- The remembrance debate -- The season of the dead -- The realities of war -- The reasons for war -- The poppy, then and now -- A history of the hero -- Remembrance in the twenty-first century -- Postscript: some practical changes
Summary Proposing a return to the original ideas of Remembrance, and suggesting many changes to the modern-day spectacle, this book is a powerful polemic on how our ideas of heroism, duty, and grief have lost their way. The text calls for a re-focusing of Remembrance from its divisive tradition to a more uniting and appropriate observance
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-243) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Collective memory.
Memorial rites and ceremonies.
War and society.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1299191215 (MyiLibrary)
1780230524 (electronic bk.)
9781299191211 (MyiLibrary)
9781780230528 (electronic bk.)