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Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies

Curating Difficult Knowledge

Violent Pasts in Public Places

Editors: Lehrer, E., Milton, C., Patterson, M. (Eds.)

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About this book

This volume inscribes an innovative domain of inquiry, bringing museum and heritage studies to bear on questions of transitional justice, memory and post-conflict reconciliation. As practitioners, artists, curators, activists and academics, the contributors explore the challenges of bearing witness to past conflicts.

About the authors

ANDREW HERSCHER Teacher, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan, USA HEATHER IGLOLIORTE Inuk Curator and art historian from the Nunatsiavut Territory of Labrador, Canada SLAWOMIR KAPRALSKI Faculty member, Warsaw School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Poland TAMAR KATRIEL Author and Researcher into the Occupied Palestinian Territories ERIN MOSELY Ph.D. Candidate in African Studies and History at Harvard University, USA DARREN NEWBURY Professor of Photography, Birmingham City University, UK ROGER SIMON Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto, Canada AMY SODARO Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology at the New School for Social Research, USA VIV SZEKERES Graduate in History and Education, London, UK.

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'How to put difficult knowledge on public display is one of the biggest challenges for curators. It is also of major importance in contemporary civic life: what should be said and shown in museums, and how? This raises fascinating and complex intellectual and political questions. This book exposes and tackles these brilliantly through excellent discussion of a wide range of provocative cases. It should be read by anybody concerned with the dilemmas of curating difficult knowledge.' - Sharon Macdonald, Professor of Social Anthropology, University of Manchester, UK


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction: Witnesses to Witnessing

    Lehrer, Erica (et al.)

    Pages 1-19

  • “We were so far away”: Exhibiting Inuit Oral Histories of Residential Schools

    Igloliorte, Heather

    Pages 23-40

  • The Past is a Dangerous Place: The Museum as a Safe Haven

    Szekeres, Vivienne

    Pages 41-54

  • Teaching Tolerance through Objects of Hatred: The Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia as “Counter-Museum”

    Patterson, Monica Eileen

    Pages 55-71

  • Politics of the Past: Remembering the Rwandan Genocide at the Kigali Memorial Centre

    Sodaro, Amy

    Pages 72-88

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Curating Difficult Knowledge
Book Subtitle
Violent Pasts in Public Places
Editors
  • E. Lehrer
  • C. Milton
  • M. Patterson
Series Title
Palgrave Macmillan Memory Studies
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-31955-4
DOI
10.1057/9780230319554
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-29672-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-33390-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 239
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