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- DescriptionThe past 25 years has seen an extraordinary boom in a new kind of cultural complex: the memorial museum. These seek to research, represent, commemorate and teach on the subject of dreadful, violent histories. With World War and Holocaust memorials as precursors, the kinds of events w recognized include gecide in Armenia, Cambodia, Rwanda and the Balkans, state repression in Eastern Europe, apartheid in South Africa, terrorism in the United States, political disappearances in Chile and Argentina, massacres in China and Taiwan, and more. This book is the first of its kind to map these new institutions and cultural spaces, which, although varying widely in size, style and political situation, are netheless united in their desire to promote peace, tolerance and the avoidance of future violence. Moving across nations and contexts, Memorial Museums critically analyzes the tactics of these institutions and gauges their wider public significance.
- Author BiographyPaul Williams is an Assistant Professor in Museum Studies at New York University.
- Author(s)Paul Williams
- PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Date of Publication01/12/2007
- SubjectLibrary & Information Science
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintBerg Publishers
- Content Note30 b&w illustrations, bibliography, index
- Weight389 g
- Width172 mm
- Height244 mm
- Spine12 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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