Countermonumentality and memory: the case of the Glorieta de Colón monument in Mexico City

Ruiz Peralta, Nadia (2023) Countermonumentality and memory: the case of the Glorieta de Colón monument in Mexico City. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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The Christopher Columbus monument on Reforma Avenue in Mexico City stood for over one hundred years. However, since the turn of the twenty-first century, the monument has become the target of countermonumental actions. This research project questions the entanglement between countermonumentality, collective memory, and heritage through the analysis of the materiality at the site of the monument. Themes of feminism, anti-monumentality, public space appropriation, and the use of archaeological artifacts to construct a state-sanctioned history arose via this study.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Item ID: 16161
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (pages 121-131)
Keywords: monumentality, collective memory, counter-monumentality, heritage, archaeology of the contemporary world
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Archaeology
Date: July 2023
Date Type: Submission
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Library of Congress Subject Heading: Collective memory--Mexico--Mexico City; Columbus, Christopher--Mexico--Mexico City; Glorieta de Colón--Monuments--Mexico--Mexico City; Monuments-- Political aspects--Mexico--Mexico City

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