Landscapes of Violence and Tragedy

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"Landscapes of Violence and Tragedy" - Kenneth E. Foote Thursday, November 18, 2010 2:29 PM Why do you suppose we react to places of violence and tragedy? o Sympathy Altruism - people care about what happened in a place, its well-being o Sense of fear We don't want the same thing to happen to us Disquiet with death o Extreme and abrupt case Something makes you uncomfortable and grabs your attention Landscape speaks to you o Feel echoes of an event when confronted by similar events Ex. Driving by flowers and crosses on the roadside which mark deaths from car accidents Ex. Being in a place where people have died (Gettysburg, Normandy) What are Foote's basic premises regarding landscapes of violence and tragedy? o Attitudes about things (experiences, events, etc.) affect cultural values Change of attitude about people's life In more ancient battles, bodies were piled up (burned, buried) and stripped of valuables People just walked by them and didn't care
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