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Exhibiting Atrocity : Memorial Museums and the Politics of Past Violence (Hardcover) (Amy Sodaro)

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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.  
Number of Pages: 240
Genre: Art, Political Science
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Rutgers Univ Pr
Author: Amy Sodaro
Language: English
Street Date: January 12, 2018
TCIN: 52770681
UPC: 9780813592145
Item Number (DPCI): 248-47-5278
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