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    Review: Memorial Museums: The Global Rush to Commemorate Atrocities. By Paul Williams. Oxford and New York: Berg. 2007. viii + 226 pp. £19.99 paperback. ISBN: 9781845204891.


    Till, Karen E. (2011) Review: Memorial Museums: The Global Rush to Commemorate Atrocities. By Paul Williams. Oxford and New York: Berg. 2007. viii + 226 pp. £19.99 paperback. ISBN: 9781845204891. Cultural Geographies, 18 (3). pp. 422-423. ISSN 1474-4740

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    Abstract

    Memorial Museums seeks to interpret critically ‘the emerging but under-explored field of memorial museums’ (p. 22) and to provide an international survey and evaluation of historic site museums that document, commemorate, and represent events of human atrocity. Such a study has been long overdue. However, Memorial Museums, which could have made a significant contribution to this ‘global institutional development’ (p. 8), provides neither a systematic examination of the history and types of memorial museums that now exist, nor a theoretically sophisticated study. Instead, this random collection of superficially described examples must be judged a missed opportunity.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Review; Memorial Museums; Global Rush; Commemorate; Atrocities; Paul Williams; ISBN 9781845204891;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
    Item ID: 9032
    Depositing User: Dr. Karen Till
    Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2017 14:30
    Journal or Publication Title: Cultural Geographies
    Publisher: SAGE Publications
    Refereed: Yes
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