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The Resource Exhibiting Atrocity : Memorial Museums and the Politics of Past Violence, Amy Sodaro, (electronic resource)

Exhibiting Atrocity : Memorial Museums and the Politics of Past Violence, Amy Sodaro, (electronic resource)

Label
Exhibiting Atrocity : Memorial Museums and the Politics of Past Violence
Title
Exhibiting Atrocity
Title remainder
Memorial Museums and the Politics of Past Violence
Statement of responsibility
Amy Sodaro
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Today, nearly any group or nation with violence in its past has constructed or is planning a memorial museum as a mechanism for confronting past trauma, often together with truth commissions, trials, and/or other symbolic or material reparations. Exhibiting Atrocity documents the emergence of the memorial museum as a new cultural form of commemoration, and analyzes its use in efforts to come to terms with past political violence and to promote democracy and human rights. Through a global comparative approach, Amy Sodaro uses in-depth case studies of five exemplary memorial museums that commemorate a range of violent pasts and allow for a chronological and global examination of the trend: the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC; the House of Terror in Budapest, Hungary; the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre in Rwanda; the Museum of Memory and Human Rights in Santiago, Chile; and the National September 11 Memorial Museum in New York. Together, these case studies illustrate the historical emergence and global spread of the memorial museum and show how this new cultural form of commemoration is intended to be used in contemporary societies around the world
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MdBmJHUP
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1975-
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Sodaro, Amy
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Project Muse
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  • Collective memory
  • Crimes against humanity
  • Political atrocities
  • Genocide
Label
Exhibiting Atrocity : Memorial Museums and the Politics of Past Violence, Amy Sodaro, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
Issued as part of book collections on Project MUSE
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-204) and index
Contents
1. Memorial museums : the emergence of a new form -- 2. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum : the creation of a "living memorial" -- 3. The House of Terror : "the only one of its kind" -- 4. The Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre : building a "lasting peace" -- 5. The Museum of Memory and Human Rights : "a living museum for Chile's memory" -- 6. The National September 11 Memorial Museum : "to bear solemn witness" -- 7. Memorial museums : promises and limits
Control code
ssj0001944245
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 PDF (ix, 214 pages))
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780813592145
Isbn Type
(print)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001944245
Label
Exhibiting Atrocity : Memorial Museums and the Politics of Past Violence, Amy Sodaro, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Issued as part of book collections on Project MUSE
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-204) and index
Contents
1. Memorial museums : the emergence of a new form -- 2. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum : the creation of a "living memorial" -- 3. The House of Terror : "the only one of its kind" -- 4. The Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre : building a "lasting peace" -- 5. The Museum of Memory and Human Rights : "a living museum for Chile's memory" -- 6. The National September 11 Memorial Museum : "to bear solemn witness" -- 7. Memorial museums : promises and limits
Control code
ssj0001944245
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 PDF (ix, 214 pages))
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780813592145
Isbn Type
(print)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001944245

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