publication . Thesis

Connecting cultural geography and semiotics: an analysis of the multiple interpretations of monuments and\ud memorials in Estonia

Bellentani, Federico;
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  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
This thesis aims to advance the understanding of the connections between cultural geography and semiotics on the basis of which to analyse the multiple interpretations of the built environment. To do so, this thesis focuses on the interpretations of a specific part of the built environment: monuments and memorials. Monuments and memorials are built forms with commemorative as well as political functions: national elites use monuments and memorials to articulate selective historical narratives, focusing attention on convenient events and individuals, while obliterating what is uncomfortable for them. Articulating historical narratives, monuments and memorials can...
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