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The Resource Museums and the Act of Witnessing, Ross J. Wilson, (electronic resource)

Museums and the Act of Witnessing, Ross J. Wilson, (electronic resource)

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Museums and the Act of Witnessing
Title
Museums and the Act of Witnessing
Statement of responsibility
Ross J. Wilson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Museums and the Act of Witnessing examines how representations of traumatic histories and the legacies of the twentieth century in museums and heritage sites across the world shape political, social and cultural identities. Drawing on an interdisciplinary analysis of a variety of museum exhibitions around the globe, the book demonstrates how the narrative of witnessing' has shaped representation of war, genocide, repression and violence. Revealing that this form of presentation is inherently Western in its origins and nature, Wilson goes on to argue that witnessing the past is to colonise the future, as we project a certain view of the events of the past onto the present. Detailing the character, content and meanings of representation that focus on the traumatic events of the twentieth century, the book demonstrates the way in which visitors are cast as witnesses' and questions what the true purpose of witnessing really is. Museums and the Act of Witnessing draws attention to the fact that we have inherited a distinct, and often limited, mode of seeing the past and considers how we can more effectively engage with the past in the present. The book will be of interest to academics and students engaged in the study of museums, history, sociology, conflict, politics and memory.--
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Wilson, Ross J
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
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  • Museums
  • Museums
  • Museum techniques
  • History, Modern
Label
Museums and the Act of Witnessing, Ross J. Wilson, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9781003100065
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781003100065
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781000463262
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1267299261
Label
Museums and the Act of Witnessing, Ross J. Wilson, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9781003100065
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781003100065
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781000463262
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1267299261

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