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Geographical imaginations, public education and the everyday worlds of Fascist Italy (2013)
Journal Article
Atkinson, D. (2013). Geographical imaginations, public education and the everyday worlds of Fascist Italy. Journal of Modern Italian Studies, 18(5), (561-579). doi:10.1080/1354571X.2013.839487. ISSN 1354-571X

This article explores the phenomena of geographical imaginations and their seldom-noted promotion within various corners of Fascist Italy. Imagined geographies are socially constructed understandings of other places and regions and, as such, they are... Read More

Performing wartime memories: ceremony as contest at the Risiera di San Sabba Death Camp, Trieste (2009)
Journal Article
Purvis, M., & Atkinson, D. (2009). Performing wartime memories: ceremony as contest at the Risiera di San Sabba Death Camp, Trieste. Social & cultural geography, 10(3), (337-356). doi:10.1080/14649360902756648. ISSN 1464-9365

The paper examines contest over one of Trieste's most emotive sites of memory, the former Nazi death camp at the Risiera di San Sabba. Attention is paid to the Risiera as a site for ceremonial recollection of World War Two, and to the enmeshing of th... Read More

Kitsch geographies and the everyday spaces of social memory (2007)
Journal Article
Atkinson, D. (2007). Kitsch geographies and the everyday spaces of social memory. Environment & planning. A, 39(3), (521-540). doi:10.1068/a3866. ISSN 0308-518X

Given recent developments in retheorising the spatialities of memory, in this study I move beyond established foci upon monuments and fixed sites of memory to consider some of the more ordinary places where memory erupts. In contrast to the high-prof... Read More