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Mediating memory in the museum : trauma, empathy, nostalgia

Author: Silke Arnold-de Simine
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Series: Palgrave Macmillan memory studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Mediating Memory in the Museum is a contribution to an emerging field of research which is situated at the interface between memory studies and museum studies. It highlights the role of museums in the proliferation of the so-called memory boom as well as the influence of memory discourses on international trends in museum cultures. By looking at a range of museums in Germany, Britain, France and Belgium, which  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Silke Arnold-de Simine
ISBN: 9780230368866 0230368867 9781349350117 1349350117 9781137352644 1137352647
OCLC Number: 856053051
Description: x, 239 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Part I. Museum --
Memory --
Medium --
1. A New Type of Museum? --
2. Memory Boom, Memory Wars and Memory Crisis --
3. Is There Such a Thing as 'Collective Memory'? --
4. Media Frameworks of Remembering --
5. Difficult Pasts, Vicarious Trauma: The Concept of 'Secondary Witnessing' --
6. Empathy and its Limits in the Museum --
7. Nostalgia and Post-Nostalgia in Heritage Sites --
Part II. The deaths of others: representing trauma in war museums --
8. Sites of Trauma --
9. Icons of Trauma --
Part III. Screen memories and the 'moving' image: empathy and projection in ism, liverpool, and iwm north, manchester --
10. The Politics of Empathy --
11. Testimonial Video Installation --
12. Middle Passage Installation --
13. The Big Picture in IWM North --
14. Guilt, Grief and Empathy --
Part IV. The paradoxes of nostalgia in museums and heritage sites --
15. (Post- )Nostalgia for the Museum? The Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford --
16. The Ghosts of Spitalfields: 18 Folgate Street and 19 Princelet Street --
17. Intangible Heritage, Place and Community: Écomusée d'Alsace --
18. Ostalgie --
Nostalgia for GDR Everyday Culture? The GDR in the Museum --
Part V. Uncanny objects, uncanny technologies --
19. Phantasmagoria and its Spectres in the Museum.
Series Title: Palgrave Macmillan memory studies.
Responsibility: Silke Arnold-de Simine Birkbeck, University of London, UK.
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