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Curating Difficult Knowledge: Violent Pasts in Public Places
  • Monica E Patterson, Carleton University
Much of the literature on post-violent contexts addresses problems of transitional justice, memory studies, and post-conflict reconciliation. This volume inscribes an innovative domain of inquiry, situating itself creatively amidst these discussions but building upon the literatures of museum and heritage studies. The contributors (themselves practitioners, artists, curators, activists and academics) draw from a broad range of geographical and theoretical material, and explore new ways of bearing witness vis-a-vis curatorial practice, heritage work and memorializing the past, to examine the challenges and limitations of such endeavors.
  • curating,
  • museums,
  • exhibitions,
  • public history,
  • mass violence,
  • memory
Publication Date
November, 2011
Erica Lehrer, Cynthia E. Milton, Monica Eileen Patterson
Palgrave Macmillan
Citation Information
Monica E Patterson. Curating Difficult Knowledge: Violent Pasts in Public Places. New York(2011)
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