Taking Possession: The Politics of Memory in a St. Louis Town House (paperback)


In “Taking Possession”, Heidi Aronson Kolk explores the complex and sometimes contradictory motivations for safeguarding Campbell House as a site of public memory. Kolk’s case study illuminates the processes by which civic pride and cultural solidarity have been manufactured in a fragmented and turbulent city, showing how closely linked are acts of memory and forgetting, nostalgia and shame.

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