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Is Any Body Home? - Rewriting The Crisis Ofbelonging In Margaret Sommerville's Body/Landscape Journals, Lisa Slater Jan 2002

Is Any Body Home? - Rewriting The Crisis Ofbelonging In Margaret Sommerville's Body/Landscape Journals, Lisa Slater

Faculty of Arts - Papers (Archive)

Whilst attempting to write a paper about relationships to place, Margaret Somerville suffered from what she calls 'a crisis of the body.'. She was in the early stages of a collaborative writing project with four Aboriginal women in which she was recording their oral histories of their connection to place. She says of the proiect: The women gave me multiple selves, the different I's I want in the text: the pencil as opposed to the mouth, archaeologist, historian, oral historian, and so on, but the new question was how to write a bodily presence?


No Place To Die: The Poetics Of Roadside Sacred Places In Mexico, Daniel Raymond Weir Jan 2002

No Place To Die: The Poetics Of Roadside Sacred Places In Mexico, Daniel Raymond Weir

LSU Doctoral Dissertations

Roadside death memorials are a response to the sudden, tragic death of a loved one; and are appearing with increasing regularity in developed and developing countries across the globe. In Mexico, however, wayside memorials and shrines of religiosity are a centuries-old tradition. This work, an effort to understand why the exact location of a person’s death is so important that a sacred place must be created where no place is intended, is basic and exploratory research. A multi-method, and cross-disciplinary case study, based upon the author’s fieldwork in Mexico, produces massive data and constitutes a robust explanatory triangulation ...