Includes bibliographical references.
|Statement||editor, Jennifer Clark.|
|Contributions||Clark, Jennifer, 1958-|
|LC Classifications||CC350.A8 R63 2007|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||219 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||219|
|LC Control Number||2008399296|
Sylvia Grider is a professor emerita of anthropology at Texas A&M University. She has published and spoken widely on the phenomena of roadside memorials and spontaneous shrines. The custom of placing small decorated crosses or other memorials at the side of the highway to mark fatal car accidents has spread from regions of the United States, like the . Roadside Memorials. likes. My goal for this page is to not only share pictures of roadside memorials, but to also share the stories of the victims. Ghost bike pictures are also ers: Roadside memorials are a statement of grief and love from the loved ones of the accident victim or victims.. But apart from their personal significance, these memorials also serve as a reminder and warning to other road users of the dangers of driving, and to encourage safer driving. In the s and s, the Arizona Highway Patrol began using white crosses to mark the site of . Roadside memorials or descansos have diffused from a Mexican/Southwestern regional Hispanic hearth to increasingly draw the attention of motorists and public officials throughout the United States. In the current context, the authors' attention is on privately and spontaneously erected memorials placed at the sites of fatal events.
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Roadside memorials like Mrs. Forester's have become so numerous, and so distracting and dangerous, highway officials say, that more and more states are trying to . Almost everywhere asphalt crisscrosses the Texas landscape, roadside memorials sprout beside the highway. Wooden crosses and stone angels, silk flowers and faded rosaries mark the places where a. Get this from a library! Roadside memorials: a multidisciplinary approach. [Jennifer Clark;] -- Constitutes a collection of papers from the first International Symposium on Roadside Memorials, held at the University of New England in The . This is our first book in a series of books we are planning on roadside memorials and pilgrimage sights around the world. Most people with roadside memorials were killed at the spot where the memorial is located. Other grottos and shrines can be found connected to folk saints or legends that mark the living history of our respective countries.