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Title Curating difficult knowledge : violent pasts in public places / edited by Erica Lehrer, Cynthia E. Milton, Monica Eileen Patterson
Published Houndmills, Basingstoke Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 219 pages, 16 leaves of plates) : illustrations, maps
Series Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies
Palgrave Macmillan memory studies.
Contents List of Illustrations -- List of Maps -- Acknowledgements -- Notes on Contributors -- Introduction: Witnesses to Witnessing; E. Lehrer€ & C.E. Milton -- PART I: BEARING WITNESS BETWEEN MUSEUMS AND COMMUNITIES -- 'We were so far away': Exhibiting Inuit Oral Histories of Residential Schools; H. Igloliorte -- The Past is a Dangerous Place: the Museum as a Safe Haven; V. Szekeres -- Teaching Tolerance through Objects of Hatred: The Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia as 'Counter-Museum'; M.E. Patterson -- Politics of the Past: Remembering the Rwandan Genocide at the Kigali Memorial Center; A. Sodaro -- PART II: VISUALIZING THE PAST -- Living Historically through Photographs in Post-Apartheid South Africa: Reflections on Kliptown Museum, Soweto; D. Newbury -- Showing and Telling: Photography Exhibitions in Israeli Discourses of Dissent; T. Katriel -- Visualizing Apartheid: Re-framing Truth and Reconciliation through Contemporary South African Art; E. Mosely -- PART III: MATERIALITY AND MEMORIAL CHALLENGES -- Points of No Return: Cultural Heritage and Counter-Memory in Post-Yugoslavia; A. Herscher -- Defacing Memory: (Un)tying Peru's Memory Knots; C.E. Milton -- (Mis)representations of the Jewish Past in Poland's Memoryscapes: Nationalism, Religion and Political Economies of Commemoration; S. Kapralski -- Afterward: The Turn to Pedagogy: a Needed Conversation on the Practice of Curating Difficult Knowledge; R.I. Simon -- Index
Summary Much of the literature on post-violent contexts addresses problems of transitional justice, memory studies, and post-conflict reconciliation.€This volume inscribes an innovative domain of inquiry, situating itself creatively amidst these discussions but building upon the literatures of museum and heritage studies.€The contributors (themselves€practitioners, artists, curators, activists and academics) draw from a broad range of geographical and theoretical material, €and€explore new ways of bearing witness vis-a-vis curatorial practice, heritage work and memorializing the past, to examine the challenges and limitations of such endeavors
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Political atrocities -- Exhibitions
Crimes against humanity -- Exhibitions
Museums -- Curatorship.
Museum exhibits.
Museums & museology.
History of ideas.
Material culture.
HISTORY -- Social History.
ART -- Museum Studies.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Media Studies.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Violence in Society.
Libraries and Museums.
Crimes against humanity.
Museum exhibits.
Museums -- Curatorship.
Political atrocities.
Kollektives Gedächtnis
Politisches Delikt
Verbrechen gegen die Menschlichkeit
Politiska grymheter -- utställningar.
Genre/Form exhibition catalogs.
Exhibition catalogs.
Exhibition catalogs.
Catalogues d'exposition.
Form Electronic book
Author Lehrer, Erica T., editor.
Milton, Cynthia E., editor.
Patterson, Monica, editor
ISBN 9780230319554