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Exhibiting war : the Great War, museums and memory in Britain, Canada, and Australia

Exhibiting war : the Great War, museums and memory in Britain, Canada, and Australia

Material type
단행본
Personal Author
Wellington, Jennifer.
Title Statement
Exhibiting war : the Great War, museums and memory in Britain, Canada, and Australia / Jennifer Wellington.
Publication, Distribution, etc
Cambridge, UK :   Cambridge University Press,   c2017.  
Physical Medium
xv, 349 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series Statement
Studies in the social and cultural history of modern warfare
ISBN
9781107135079 (hardback) 1107135079 (hardback)
요약
"What does it mean to display war? Examining a range of different exhibitions in Britain, Canada, and Australia, Jennifer Wellington reveals complex imperial dynamics in the ways these countries developed diverging understandings of the First World War, despite their cultural, political, and institutional similarities. While in Britain a popular narrative developed of the conflict as a tragic rupture with the past, Australia and Canada came to see it as engendering national birth through violence. Narratives of the war's meaning were deliberately constructed by individuals and groups pursuing specific agendas: to win the war and immortalise it at the same time. Drawing on a range of documentary and visual material, this book analyses how narratives of mass violence changed over time. Emphasising the contingent development of national and imperial war museums, it illuminates the way they acted as spaces in which official, academic, and popular representations of this violent past intersect"
Content Notes
In search of the "authentic" experience of war, 1914-1917 -- Exhibiting for victory: travelling war photography displays, 1917-1920 -- Art exhibitions: a higher truth in aid of victory and for posterity -- Taming the monsters of war: exhibiting weapons and war trophies 1917-1920 -- Consolidations: creating national museums and narratives of war, 1920-1935 -- Museums, monuments, and memory: exhibiting war as part of national and imperial commemorative projects since 1925.
Bibliography, Etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Added Entry-Topical Term
World War, 1914-1918 --Great Britain --Art and the war. World War, 1914-1918 --Canada --Art and the war. World War, 1914-1918 --Australia --Art and the war.
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Contents information

Table of Contents

Part I: 1. In search of the ''authentic'' experience of war, 1914-17; Part II: 2. Exhibiting for victory: travelling war photography displays, 1917-20; 3. Art exhibitions: a higher truth in aid of victory and for posterity; 4. Taming the monsters of war: exhibiting weapons and war trophies 1917-20; Part III: 5. Consolidations: creating national museums and narratives of war, 1920-35; 6. Museums, monuments, and memory: exhibiting war as part of national and imperial commemorative projects since 1925.

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