Kids Library Home

Welcome to the Kids' Library!

Search for books, movies, music, magazines, and more.

Available items only
Book Cover
Author Sodaro, Amy, 1975- author.

Title Exhibiting atrocity : memorial museums and the politics of past violence / Amy Sodaro.

Publication Info. New Brunswick : Rutgers University Press, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Genocide Memorial Collection    364.151 SOD    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Genocide Memorial Collection.
Description ix, 214 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-204) and index.
Contents 1. Memorial museums : the emergence of a new form -- 2. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum : the creation of a "living memorial" -- 3. The House of Terror : "the only one of its kind" -- 4. The Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre : building a "lasting peace" -- 5. The Museum of Memory and Human Rights : "a living museum for Chile's memory" -- 6. The National September 11 Memorial Museum : "to bear solemn witness" -- 7. Memorial museums : promises and limits.
Summary "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."-- Back cover.
Subject United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Terror Háza Múzeum.
Kigali Memorial Centre.
Genocide -- Museums.
Political atrocities -- Museums.
Crimes against humanity -- Museums.
Collective memory.
ISBN 0813592143
0813592135 (paperback)
9780813592138 (paperback)

Available items only