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.