ERIC Number: EJ571638
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: 0
Public Memory and Private Grief: The Construction of Shrines at the Sites of Public Tragedy.
Jorgensen-Earp, Cheryl R.; Lanzilotti, Lori A.
Quarterly Journal of Speech, v84 n2 p150-70 May 1998
Contributes to scholarship on rhetorical theory by examining the rhetorical aspects of spontaneous shrines that develop on the sites of public tragedies. Compares two contemporary shrines to private mourning rituals of the last century, revealing a common cultural metanarrative that promises continuity and certainty in a time of chaos. (SR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A