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The Fourth Plinth: creating and contesting national identity in Trafalgar Square 2005 - 2010

Sumartojo, Ekashanti (Shanti)

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Since 1999 the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square has seen the installation of a range of contemporary artworks that have prompted a national discussion about national identity, tolerance, diversity and history in the context of Trafalgar Square. This article explores aspects of the narrative around the Fourth Plinth scheme since 2005 to discuss the relationship between different versions of national identity and public place, and how the use of historical narratives can shore up contemporary...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorSumartojo, Ekashanti (Shanti)
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-10T22:28:30Z
dc.date.available2015-12-10T22:28:30Z
dc.identifier.issn1474-4740
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/54497
dc.description.abstractSince 1999 the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square has seen the installation of a range of contemporary artworks that have prompted a national discussion about national identity, tolerance, diversity and history in the context of Trafalgar Square. This article explores aspects of the narrative around the Fourth Plinth scheme since 2005 to discuss the relationship between different versions of national identity and public place, and how the use of historical narratives can shore up contemporary versions of national identity.
dc.publisherSage Publications Inc
dc.sourceCultural Geographies
dc.subjectKeywords: art; cultural geography; cultural landscape; identity construction; material culture; national identity; public space; England; London [England]; United Kingdom Fourth plinth; History; Lieux de mémoire; National identity; Place; Trafalgar square
dc.titleThe Fourth Plinth: creating and contesting national identity in Trafalgar Square 2005 - 2010
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
dc.date.issued2012
local.identifier.absfor160403 - Social and Cultural Geography
local.identifier.absfor160810 - Urban Sociology and Community Studies
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4756716xPUB302
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationSumartojo, Ekashanti (Shanti), College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.bibliographicCitation.issueon line September 2012
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage1
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage15
local.identifier.doi10.1177/1474474012448304
local.identifier.absseo950199 - Arts and Leisure not elsewhere classified
dc.date.updated2016-02-24T11:23:33Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-84872013380
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