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The Resource Exhibiting war : the Great War, museums and memory in Britain, Canada, and Australia, Jennifer Wellington

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

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Exhibiting war : the Great War, museums and memory in Britain, Canada, and Australia
Title
Exhibiting war
Title remainder
the Great War, museums and memory in Britain, Canada, and Australia
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Wellington
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Language
eng
Summary
"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"
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Wellington, Jennifer,
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
N9150
LC item number
.W45 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in the social and cultural history of modern warfare
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  • World War (1914-1918)
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Great Britain
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Exhibiting war : the Great War, museums and memory in Britain, Canada, and Australia, Jennifer Wellington
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
993996633
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 349 pages
Isbn
9781107135079
Lccn
2017035933
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)993996633
Label
Exhibiting war : the Great War, museums and memory in Britain, Canada, and Australia, Jennifer Wellington
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
993996633
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 349 pages
Isbn
9781107135079
Lccn
2017035933
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)993996633

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