Introduction

Cristina Savettieri, Federica Pedriali

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Abstract

Savettieri and Pedriali assess various features and possible applications of cultural mobilization in the First World War and present the theoretical framework underpinning the eight chapters included in this book. Mobilization is tackled as a phenomenon of identity formation and de-formation that unfolded at various sites of the circuit of culture and cannot be simply identified with consensus or top-down processes of cultural production. Presenting the contents of this book, the authors discuss diverse facets of cultural mobilization including: political engagement and its intertwining with artistic practices; the relationship between male identity and combat; conceptual frameworks and paradigms set in motion by First World War mobilization; remembrance practices as mobilizing processes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMobilizing Cultural Identities in the First World War
Subtitle of host publicationHistory, Representations and Memory
EditorsFederica G Pedriali, Cristina Savettieri
Place of PublicationBasingstoke
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Chapter1
Pages1-15
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9783030427917
ISBN (Print)9783030427900
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Aug 2020
EventMobilizing Identities/Identities in Motion through the First World War: History, Representations, and Memory - University of Edinburgh - School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: 11 May 201712 May 2017
http://www.ed.ac.uk/literatures-languages-cultures/conferences/mobilizing-identities

Conference

ConferenceMobilizing Identities/Identities in Motion through the First World War: History, Representations, and Memory
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityEdinburgh
Period11/05/1712/05/17
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Keywords

  • WW1 mobilization
  • circuit of culture
  • cultural identities

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