Jennifer Wellington's Exhibiting War: The Great War, Museums, and Memory in PDF

By Jennifer Wellington

What does it suggest to show warfare? reading various assorted exhibitions in Britain, Canada and Australia, Jennifer Wellington unearths complicated imperial dynamics within the methods those international locations constructed diverging understandings of the 1st international struggle, regardless of their cultural, political and institutional similarities. whereas in Britain a favored narrative built of the clash as a sad rupture with the previous, Australia and Canada got here to work out it as engendering nationwide start via violence. Narratives of the war's which means have been intentionally developed via participants and teams pursuing particular agendas: to win the warfare and immortalise it while. Drawing on a variety of documentary and visible fabric, this ebook analyses how narratives of mass violence replaced through the years. Emphasising the contingent improvement of nationwide and imperial struggle museums, it illuminates the best way they acted as areas within which reputable, educational and renowned representations of this violent previous intersect.

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