Mnemonic legality: militarism, masculinity, and the elasticity of belonging

Howard, M. 2019. Mnemonic legality: militarism, masculinity, and the elasticity of belonging. Griffith Law Review. 28 (1), pp. 70-90. doi:10.1080/10383441.2019.1682960

TitleMnemonic legality: militarism, masculinity, and the elasticity of belonging
TypeJournal article
AuthorsHoward, M.
Abstract

This paper adopts the idea that nationally observed commemorative events are pivotal in the enactment of identity. Exemplified by Anzac Day, collective mnemonic narratives are implicated in the process of producing particular conceptions of what is normative and valued within a legal and political community. The notion of collective memory’s contribution to the production of normative and formative frames, and associated senses of belonging and recognition, is brought into conversation with the theorisation of the plurality of law. Interview data from a project examining the experiences of expatriate homosexual Australian men is introduced in order to explore the entanglement of Anzac Day commemoration and law in the elastic quality of normative frames to tolerate difference while also being inherently exclusionary.

KeywordsAnzac Day, belonging, homosexuality, identity, legalities, memory
JournalGriffith Law Review
Journal citation28 (1), pp. 70-90
ISSN1038-3441
Year2019
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Accepted author manuscript
File Access Level
Open (open metadata and files)
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1080/10383441.2019.1682960
Web address (URL)https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10383441.2019.1682960?journalCode=rlaw20
Publication dates
Published28 Oct 2019

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