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War Museums and Agonistic Memory: a Report

Berger S, Bull AC, Wóycicka Z, Cercel C, Parish N, Quinkenstein MA, Rowley E, Dodd J & Plumb S (2018) War Museums and Agonistic Memory: a Report. Museum Worlds, 6 (1), pp. 112-124.

Within the EU-Horizon-2020-funded project Unsettling Remembering and Social Cohesion in Transnational Europe (UNREST),1 one work package (WP4) analyzed the memorial regimes of museums related to the history of World War I and World War II in Europe. An article by Anna Cento Bull and Hans Lauge Hansen (2016) entitled “Agonistic Memory” provided the theoretical framework for the analysis. Drawing on Chantal Mouffe’s work (2005, 2013), the authors distinguish three memorial regimes: antagonistic, cosmopolitan, and agonistic.

Museum Worlds: Volume 6, Issue 1

Author(s)Berger, Stefan; Bull, Anna Cento; Wóycicka, Zofia; Cercel, Cristian; Parish, Nina; Quinkenstein, Małgorzata A; Rowley, Eleanor; Dodd, Jocelyn; Plumb, Sarah
FundersEuropean Commission (Horizon 2020)
Publication date31/07/2018
Date accepted by journal18/06/2018
PublisherBerghahn Books
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