Places of Public Memory: The Rhetoric of Museums and Memorials / Edition 4

Places of Public Memory: The Rhetoric of Museums and Memorials / Edition 4

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0817356134
ISBN-13:
9780817356132
Pub. Date:
08/01/2010
Publisher:
University of Alabama Press
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Places of Public Memory: The Rhetoric of Museums and Memorials / Edition 4

Places of Public Memory: The Rhetoric of Museums and Memorials is a sustained and rigorous consideration of the intersections of memory, place, and rhetoric. From the mnemonic systems inscribed upon ancient architecture to the roadside accident memorials that line America's highways, memory and place have always been deeply interconnected. This book investigates the intersections of memory and place through nine original essays written by leading memory studies scholars from the fields of rhetoric, media studies, organizational communication, history, performance studies, and English. The essays address, among other subjects, conflicting memories of the Second World War in various public memorials; rhetorics of resistance embedded in the plans for an expansion of the National Civil Rights Museum; representations of nuclear energy-both as power source and weapon-in Cold War and post-Cold War museums; and tours and tourism as acts of performance.

By focusing on "official" places of memory, the collection causes readers to reflect on how nations and local communities remember history and on how some voices and views are legitimated and others are minimized or erased.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780817356132
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
Publication date: 08/01/2010
Series: Albma Rhetoric Cult & Soc Crit Series
Edition description: 1st Edition
Pages: 296
Sales rank: 602,599
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations vii

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction: Rhetoric/Memory/Place Carole Blair Greg Dickinson Brian L. Ott 1

I Rhetoric

1 Radioactive History: Rhetoric, Memory, and Place in the Post-Cold War Nuclear Museum Bryan C. Taylor 57

2 Sparring with Public Memory: The Rhetorical Embodiment of Race, Power, and Conflict in the Monument to Joe Louis Victoria J. Gallagher Margaret R. LaWare 87

3 Rhetorical Experience and the National Jazz Museum in Harlem Gregory Clark 113

II Memory

4 Bad Dreams about the Good War: Bataan John Bodnar 139

5 You Were on Indian Land: Alcatraz Island as Recalcitrant Memory Space Cynthia Duquette Smith Teresa Bergman 160

III Place

6 Tracing Mary Queen of Scots Michael S. Bowman 191

7 Memory's Execution: (Dis)placing the Dissident Body Bernard J. Armada 216

8 The Master Naturalist Imagined: Directed Movement and Simulations at the Draper Museum of Natural History Eric Aoki Greg Dickinson Brian L. Ott 238

Selected Bibliography 267

Contributors 279

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