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    The gender of memory in Postapartheid South Africa: the women’s jail as heritage site

    Coombes, Annie E. (2015) The gender of memory in Postapartheid South Africa: the women’s jail as heritage site. In: Coombes, Annie E. and Phillips, R.B. (eds.) Museum Transformations. The International Handbooks of Museum Studies 4. Chichester, UK: Wiley, pp. 207-226. ISBN 9781405198509.

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    Book synopsis: The International Handbooks of Museum Studies bring together original essays by a global team of experts to provide a state-of-the-art survey of the field of museum studies. Creates an authoritative, multi-volume reference, offering unprecedented depth of coverage and breadth of scholarship in this interdisciplinary field Accessibly structured into four thematic volumes exploring all aspects of museum theory, practice, media and controversies, and the impact of new technologies Includes a treasure-trove of examples and original case studies to illuminate the various perspectives represented Features original essays by an international team of contributors, including leading academics and practitioners, as well as up-and-coming names in the field Provides an indispensable resource for the study of the development, roles, and significance of museums in contemporary society Available online or as a four-volume print set; visit for more information Museum Theory showcases innovative theoretical formations that have defined museum studies and which point the way towards its future. Museum Practice addresses areas of museum work--especially those that have been neglected in the existing critical literature--in order to re-articulate and transcend the theory–practice division. Museum Media focuses on the relationship between museums and media, how media are changing contemporary museums, the role of material objects in museums, and how museums produce different kinds of visitor experience through display design. Museum Transformations addresses the social, cultural, political, and economic developments that are shaping and re-shaping museums.


    Item Type: Book Section
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): apartheid, Guguletu Seven, liberation movement, Long Night's Journey into Day, memorials, Monument to the Women of South Africa, museums, national heritage, Old Fort, South Africa, torture, Truth and Reconciliation Commission, voyeurism, Women's Jail, women's testimony
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Historical Studies
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2016 11:37
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:27


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