Cruces en la carretera: Los Monumentos Ignorados
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Keywords

Space
memory
loss
crosses
monument
roads
remembrance Espacio
memoria
pérdida
cruces
monumento

carretera
recuerdo

How to Cite

Rodríguez, J. N. (2020). Cruces en la carretera: Los Monumentos Ignorados. InForma, 12, 53-59. Retrieved from https://revistas.upr.edu/index.php/informa/article/view/17365

Abstract

This essay proposes a detailed look at an ignored yet pervasive element in Puerto Rican pathways: memorial crosses on roads. These have for many years been used to commemorate the death of loved ones. This essay narrates a material description of these crosses, proposing them as temporal and spatial markers - integrated components of Puerto Rico roads. Similarly, the road is contemplated here as a memorial space, using theoretical underpinnings that deal with space and memory, particularly historian Pierre Nora's concept of lieux de memoire.
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