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Death and SecurityMemory and Mortality at the Bombsite$
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Charlotte Heath-Kelly

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781784993139

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9781784993139.001.0001

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Reclaiming place and self-harming architecture: Norwegian experiences of death and security

Reclaiming place and self-harming architecture: Norwegian experiences of death and security

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(p.93) 4 Reclaiming place and self-harming architecture: Norwegian experiences of death and security
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Death and Security
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Charlotte Heath-Kelly

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781784993139.003.0005

This chapter moves away from Manhattan to explore the competing memorial projects at sites connected to Anders Breivik’s attacks of 22 July 2011 in Norway. It compares and contrasts the aesthetic approaches to memorialisation used by the Norwegian state and civil society actors, while arguing that memorialisation is a security practice in both contexts. Heideggerian and phenomenological geography is used to explore the reclaiming of post-terrorist space and place by civil society actors at Utøya island.

Keywords:   Anders Breivik, Norway, Memorialisation, Oslo, Utøya, Death, Security, Place, 22 July

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