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Daniel Walkowitz,Lisa Maya Knauer's Contested Histories in Public Space: Memory, Race, and PDF

By Daniel Walkowitz,Lisa Maya Knauer

ISBN-10: 0822342170

ISBN-13: 9780822342175

ISBN-10: 0822342367

ISBN-13: 9780822342366

Contested Histories in Public area brings a number of views to undergo on old narratives offered to the general public in museums, monuments, texts, and fairs around the globe, from Paris to Kathmandu, from the Mexican country of Oaxaca to the waterfront of Wellington, New Zealand. Paying specific consciousness to how race and empire are implicated within the construction and show of nationwide narratives, the contributing historians, anthropologists, and different students delve into representations of contested histories at such “sites” as a British Library exhibition at the East India corporation, a Rio de Janeiro shantytown referred to as “the cradle of samba,” the Ellis Island immigration museum, and high-school heritage textbooks in Ecuador.

Several members learn how the reports of indigenous teams and the imperial previous are included into public histories in British Commonwealth countries: in Te Papa, New Zealand’s nationwide museum; within the First Peoples’ corridor on the Canadian Museum of Civilization; and, extra greatly, in late-twentieth-century Australian tradition. nonetheless others concentrate on the position of governments in mediating contested racialized histories: for instance, the post-apartheid background of South Africa’s Voortrekker Monument, initially designed as a tribute to the Voortrekkers who colonized the country’s inside. between a number of essays describing how nationwide narratives were challenged are items on a dispute over how one can symbolize Nepali background and id, on representations of Afrocuban religions in modern Cuba, and at the install within the French Pantheon in Paris of a plaque honoring Louis Delgrès, a pace-setter of Guadeloupean resistance to French colonialism.


Contributors. Paul Amar, Paul Ashton, O. Hugo Benavides, Laurent Dubois, Richard Flores, Durba Ghosh, Albert Grundlingh, Paula Hamilton, Lisa Maya Knauer, Charlotte Macdonald, Mark Salber Phillips, Ruth B. Phillips, Deborah Poole, Anne M. Rademacher, Daniel J. Walkowitz

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