Analysis of a Traumascape Using Foote’s Categories

Using Foote’s typologies, analyze one place or traumascape from an atrocity event.

Here are Foote’s categories:

  • Sanctification involves the creation of what geographers term a “sacred” place — a site set apart from its surroundings and dedicated to the memory of an event, person, or group.
  • The designation is closely related to sanctification in that a site is marked for its significance, but this response omits rituals of consecration.
  • Rectification is the process through which a tragic site is put right and used again. The site gains only temporary notoriety in the aftermath of the tragedy.
  • Obliteration entails actively effacing all evidence of a tragedy to cover it up or remove it from view.