Urban heritage between silenced memories and ‘rootless’ inhabitants

The case of the Adriatic coast in Slovenia

Authored by: Katja Hrobat Virloget

The Routledge Handbook of Memory and Place

Print publication date:  September  2019
Online publication date:  August  2019

Print ISBN: 9780815386308
eBook ISBN: 9780815354260
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This chapter analyses a nation’s ignored past reflected in the form of ‘wounds’ or abandoned urban heritage. The main questions addressed will be how the processes of (non)heritagisation, appropriation, and silencing relate to the complex relations of power in a contested land where drastic change of urban population took place. Istria on the Adriatic coast in Slovenia affords an excellent opportunity to study questions related to relationships between the dominant and silenced memories, hegemonic and alternative heritages, identities, place attachment etc. 1

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