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The Resource Museums and sites of persuasion : politics, memory and human rights, edited by Joyce Apsel and Amy Sodaro

Museums and sites of persuasion : politics, memory and human rights, edited by Joyce Apsel and Amy Sodaro

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Museums and sites of persuasion : politics, memory and human rights
Title
Museums and sites of persuasion
Title remainder
politics, memory and human rights
Statement of responsibility
edited by Joyce Apsel and Amy Sodaro
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Language
eng
Summary
Museums and Sites of Persuasion examines the concept of museums and memory sites as locations that attempt to promote human rights, democracy and peace. Demonstrating that such sites have the potential to act as powerful spaces of persuasion or contestation, the book also shows that there are perils in the selective memory and history that they present. Examining a range of museums, memorials and exhibits in places as varied as Burundi, Denmark, Georgia, Kosovo, Mexico, Peru, Vietnam, and the US, this volume demonstrates how they represent and try to come to terms with difficult histories. As sites of persuasion, the contributors to this book argue, their public goal is to use memory and education about the past to provide moral lessons to visitors that will encourage a more democratic and peaceful future. However, the case studies also demonstrate how political, economic, and social realities often undermine this lofty goal, raising questions about how these sites of persuasion actually function on a daily basis. Straddling several interdisciplinary fields of research and study, Museums and Sites of Persuasion will be essential reading for those working in the fields of museum studies, memory studies, and genocide studies. It will also be essential reading for museum practitioners and anyone engaged in the study of history, sociology, political science, anthropology and art history.--
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non fiction
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bibliography
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1975-
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  • Apsel, Joyce
  • Sodaro, Amy
Series statement
Museum meanings
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  • Human rights
  • Museums
  • Memorials
  • Persuasion (Psychology)
  • Collective memory
Label
Museums and sites of persuasion : politics, memory and human rights, edited by Joyce Apsel and Amy Sodaro
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1122196216
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 220 pages
Isbn
9781138565357
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1122196216
Label
Museums and sites of persuasion : politics, memory and human rights, edited by Joyce Apsel and Amy Sodaro
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1122196216
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 220 pages
Isbn
9781138565357
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1122196216

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