Figures Of Memory by Michael Bernard-Donals

Full Title: Figures Of Memory: The Rhetoric Of Displacement At The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Author/Editor(s): Michael F. Bernard-Donals
ISBN: 1438460775, 9781438460772
Publisher: State University Of New York Press
Published Place: Albany
Published/Copyright Year: 2016
Language: English
Physical Description: 24 cm
LCCN: 2015024376
Number of pages: 224 (ix, 224 pages)
Categories:
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Memory > Social Aspects > United States
Memorials > Social Aspects > United States
Memorials > United States > Psychological Aspects
Displacement (Psychology) > United States
Rhetoric And Psychology
Museum Visitors > Washington (D.C.) > Psychology
Museum Exhibits > Washington (D.C.) > Psychological Aspects
Museums > Social Aspects
Museums > Psychological Aspects
Association
Museums > History

Content:
"Explores how the USHMM and other museums and memorials both displace and disturb the memories that they are trying to commemorate. Figures of Memory examines how the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) in Washington, DC, uses its space and the design of its exhibits to 'move' its visitors to memory. From the objects and their placement to the architectural design of the building and the floor plan, the USHMM was meant to teach visitors about the Holocaust. But what Michael Bernard-Donals found is that while they learn, and remember, the Holocaust, visitors also call to mind other, sometimes unrelated memories. Partly this is because memory itself works in multidirectional ways, but partly it's because of decisions made in the planning that led to the creation of the museum. Drawing on material from the USHMM's institutional archive, including meeting minutes, architectural renderings, visitor surveys, and comments left by visitors, Figures of Memory is both a theoretical exploration of memory
its relation to identity, space, and ethics
and a practical analysis of one of the most discussed memorials in the United States. The book also extends recent discussions of the rhetoric of memorial sites and museums by arguing that sites like the USHMM don't so much 'make a case for' events through the act of memorialization, but actually displace memory, disturbing it
and the museum visitor
so much so that they call it into question. Memory, like rhetorical figures, moves, and the USHMM moves its visitors, figuratively and literally, both to and beyond the events the museum is meant to commemorate"
Publisher's website.
Introduction: Displacements of memory at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum
Delinquent spaces
Figures of authenticity
Enacting memory
Kairotic space and the ethics of engagement
"Events of the world" : the US Holocaust Memorial Museum and the ethics of memory.

Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBNPlus ID: COLA.BD24.111721-11-6235827
Other ID: 928782474(OCLC);928888329(OCLC)
Nature: Bibliographies
Form: Nonfiction
LC Call No: D804.175.W18 B47 2016
Dewey Decimal: 940.53/18074753
Released Date: 20160623

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APA Style:
Bernard-Donals, M.F. (2016). Figures Of Memory: The Rhetoric Of Displacement At The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Albany: State University Of New York Press.

MLA Style:
Bernard-Donals, Michael F.. Figures Of Memory: The Rhetoric Of Displacement At The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Albany: State University Of New York Press, 2016. Print.

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Bernard-Donals, Michael F.. Figures Of Memory: The Rhetoric Of Displacement At The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Albany: State University Of New York Press, 2016.