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The power of living things: Living memorials as therapeutic landscapesAuthor(s): Heather L. McMillen; Lindsay K. Campbell; Erika S. Svendsen
Source: Medicine Anthropology Theory. 4(1):185-192.
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Northern Research Station
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DescriptionIn response to the events of 11 September 2001 (9/11), many communities came together to create living memorials. Many living memorials were established near the crash sites, but others were created across the United States from urban to rural areas, with designs ranging from entire forests to single trees. They were created by surviving family members, supporters of local firefighters, medical center staff, teachers and students, garden club members, performance artists, religious leaders, foresters, and other members of the public.
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CitationMcMillen, Heather L.; Campbell, Lindsay K.; Svendsen, Erika S. 2017. The power of living things: Living memorials as therapeutic landscapes. Medicine Anthropology Theory. 4(1):185-192.
Keywordsliving memorial, resilience, stewardship, symbolism, trees
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