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Rarely tweets, spatial/cultural/material histories of the South. Public historian and prof. Views my own.
Aug 21, 2018 • 13 tweets • 2 min read
With the removal of Silent Sam last night from the grounds of the people's university in North Carolina, I thought that I might reflect a bit on the practices of contextualization that I still see being advocated for this and other monuments like it. 1/12 I don't see a lot of people talking about what contextualization actually would mean or taking into account the spatial intent behind these monuments when advocating for contextualization. 2/12