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Global Mobilities : Refugees, Exiles, and Immigrants in Museums and Archives

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Global Mobilities illustrates the significant engagement of museums and archives with populations that have experienced forced or willing migration: emigrants, exiles, refugees, asylum seekers, and others. The volume explores the role of public institutions in the politics of integration and cultural diversity, analyzing their efforts to further the inclusion of racial and ethnic minority populations. Emphasizing the importance of cross-cultural knowledge and exchange, global case studies examine the conflicts inherent in such efforts, considering key issues such as whether to focus on origins or destinations, as well as whether assimilation, integration, or an entirely new model would be the most effective approach. This collection provides an insight into diverse perspectives, not only of museum practitioners and scholars, but also the voices of artists, visitors, undocumented immigrants, and other members of source communities. Global Mobilities is an often provocative and thought-inspiring resource which offers a comprehensive overview of the field for those interested in understanding its complexities.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 496 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 33.02mm | 1,111.3g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1 black & white tables
  • 1138906328
  • 9781138906327

About Amy K. Levin

Amy K. Levin was Chair of English at Northern Illinois University, USA, where she also directed the Women's Studies Program and coordinated Museum Studies. She began a new career as an independent scholar in January 2016, researching and teaching on race, class, and gender in museums.show more

Table of contents

1 Introduction. Global Mobilities. Part I: Frameworks: Theory, Practice, and Policy 2 Museums, Refugees, and Collaborative Social Transformation. 3 European Museums in an Age of Migrations: Twelve Propositions for Twenty-First Century Museums. Part II: Histories of exiles, refugees, and expatriates 4 Forgotten by History: Refugees, Historians, and Museums in Britain. 5 Exhibiting Fraught Histories of Migrations: Museums in Elmina, Ghana. 6 Migration Histories, the Past, and the Politics of Memory at Robben Island. 7 "A Safeguard Against Oblivion": Memorializing French Algeria in the Centre de Documentation des Francais d'Algerie. Part III: Museums Interpret Emigration and Immigration 8 Polish History, the Polish Diaspora, and the Emigration Museum in Gdynia. 9 The Polish Museum of America: Shaping Cultural Identity. 10 Displaying the Diversity of Community History at Hackney Museum. 11 Restoring and Utilizing the Past: The Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum. 12 Visitors' Opinions on the Inclusion of Migrants in Museum Exhibitions: Migrant and Non-Migrant Communities in Greece. 13 Occupying the Immigration Museum: The Sans Papiers of Paris at the Site of Their National Representation. 14 Longing and Belonging: The Representation of Immigrant Communities in Canadian Museums. 15 Settling In: Cross-Cultural Engagement at the Oregon Jewish Museum. Part V: Archives, Digital Collections, and Libraries. 16 Expanding the Boundaries of History: The Expatriate Archive Centre. 17 Beyond Museums: Multicultural Material Heritage Archives in Australia. 18 "Photo Seeks Family": Digitization, Visual Repatriation, and Performative Memory Work. 19 Libraries and Museums in Norway: Promoting Integration in the Land of Gender Equality. Part VI: Case Studies 20 The "Isle of Home" is Always on Your Mind: Subjectivity and Space at Ellis Island Museum. 21 Residues of Border Control. 22. California Modernism, European Emigre Artists, and the Summer Sessions at Mills College in Oakland, California. 23 Thank You for Coming: Notes on Labels, Language, and Living a Life. 24 "I Will Freely Circulate in the Intermediate Space": Cahun and Moore's Resistance to Gender and National Boundaries. 25 Conclusion: Tomorrow's Heritage of Migrationshow more