Book ID: CBB650942848

Public History for a Post-Truth Era: Fighting Denial through Memory Movements (2022)


Liz Sevcenko (Author)

Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 2022
Language: English

Publication Date: 2022
Physical Details: 284

Public History for a Post-Truth Era explores how to combat historical denial when faith in facts is at an all-time low. Moving beyond memorial museums or documentaries, the book shares on-the-ground stories of participatory public memory movements that brought people together to grapple with the deep roots and current truths of human rights abuses. It gives an inside look at "Sites of Conscience" around the world, and the memory activists unearthing their hidden histories, from the Soviet Gulag to the slave trade in Senegal. It then follows hundreds of people joining forces across dozens of US cities to fight denial of Guantánamo, mass incarceration, and climate change. As reparations proposals proliferate in the US, the book is a resource for anyone seeking to confront historical injustices and redress their harms. Written in accessible, non-academic language, it will appeal to students, educators, or supportive citizens interested in public history, museums, or movement organizing.

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Authors & Contributors
Berezow, Alex B.
Boddice, Rob
Brown, Phil
Campbell, Hank
Cowles, Henry M.
Fletcher, Ronald
Science as Culture
Social Studies of Science
Spontaneous Generations
Configurations: A Journal of Literature, Science, and Technology
Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences
Public Understanding of Science
Cambridge University Press
University of California Press
Bloomsbury Academic
Stanford University Press
Transaction Publishers
Authority of science
Controversies and disputes
Public understanding of science
Public understanding of medicine
Political activists and activism
Authority of medicine
Burt, Cyril Lodowic
Kamin, Leon
Time Periods
21st century
20th century, late
20th century
19th century
20th century, early
United States
Baltimore (Maryland, U.S.)

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