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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.  

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-11
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  1. Chapter 1: Memorial Museums: The Emergence of a New Form
  2. pp. 12-29
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  1. Chapter 2: The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: The Creation of a “Living Memorial”
  2. pp. 30-57
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  1. Chapter 3: The House of Terror: “The Only One of Its Kind”
  2. pp. 58-83
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  1. Chapter 4: The Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre: Building a “Lasting Peace”
  2. pp. 84-110
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  1. Chapter 5: The Museum of Memory and Human Rights: “A Living Museum for Chile’s Memory”
  2. pp. 111-137
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  1. Chapter 6: The National September 11 Memorial Museum: “To Bear Solemn Witness”
  2. pp. 138-161
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  1. Chapter 7: Memorial Museums: Promises and Limits
  2. pp. 162-184
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 185-194
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  1. References
  2. pp. 195-204
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 205-214
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  1. About the Author
  2. pp. 215-216
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780813592176
Related ISBN
9780813592145
MARC Record
OCLC
1021172467
Pages
226
Launched on MUSE
2018-02-10
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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