Scholarly Reading List

Arnold-de Simine, Silke. 2013. Mediating Memory in the Museum. Houndmills and New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Barrett, Jennifer. 2011. Museums and the Public Sphere. West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.

Bennett, Tony. 2004. Pasts Beyond Memories: Evolution, Museums, Colonialism. New York: Routledge.

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Bhattacharya, Himika. 2008. “New Crucial Collaborative Ethnography.” In Handbook of Emergent Methods, edited by Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber and Patricia Leavy, 303–322. New York: Guilford Press.

Bhimull, Chandra, Cohen, William, Coronil, Fernando, Murphy, Edward L, Patterson, Monica, and Julie Skurski, eds. 2011. Anthrohistory: Unsettling Knowledge, Questioning Discipline. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Bowman, Paul. 2014. “Long Live Stuart Hall.” http://ranciere.blogspot.ca/2014/02/long-live-stuart-hall.html (accessed: March 11, 2014).

Britzman, Deborah P. 1998. Lost Subjects, Contest Objects: Toward a Psychoanalytic Inquiry of Learning. Albany: State University of New York Press.

Butler, S.R. 2011. Contested Representations: Revisiting Into the Heart of Africa. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. Previously published by Broadview Press, 2008.

Butler, Shelley and Erica Lehrer, eds. Forthcoming. Curatorial Dreams: Critics Imagine Exhibitions. McGill/Queens University Press.

—. Forthcoming. “Introduction.” Curatorial Dreams: Critics Imagine Exhibitions. McGill/Queens University Press.

Caruth, Cathy. 1996. Unclaimed Experience: Trauma Narrative and History. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press.

Denzin, Norman K, Lincoln, Yvonna S., and Linda Tuhiwai Smith, eds. 2008. Handbook of Critical and Indigenous Methodologies. London: Sage Publications.

Failler, Angela. 2009. “Remembering the Air India disaster: Memorial and counter-memorial.” Review of Education, Pedagogy and Cultural Studies, 31(3-4), 150-176.

—. 2010. “‘Remember me nought’: The 1985 Air India bombings and cultural Nachträglichkeit.” Public: Art/Culture/Ideas, 42, 113-124.

—. 2012. “‘War-on-terror” frames of remembrance: the 1985 Air India bombings after 9/11.” Topia: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies, 27 (Spring 2012),

—. 2015. “Hope Without Consolation: Prospects for Remembrance Learning at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.” Review of Education, Pedagogy and Cultural Studies 37. 2/3 (expected 2015).

Failler, Angela, Ives, Peter, and Heather Milne, eds. 2015. Caring for Difficult Knowledge: Prospects for the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, a special (double) issue in preparation for the Review of Education, Pedagogy and Cultural Studies 37.2/3.

Failler, Angela and Roger I. Simon. 2014. “Curatorial Practice and Learning from Difficult Knowledge.” In Busby, Karen, Adam Muller and Andrew Woolford, eds. The Idea of a Human Rights Museum. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press.

Frisch, Michael. 1990. A Shared Authority: Essays on the Craft and Meaning of Oral and Public History. Albany: State University of New York Press.

Golding, Viv, and Wayne Modest. 2013. Museums and Communities: Curators, Collections and Collaboration. London: Bloomsbury Academic.

Greer,Jane and Laurie Grobman, eds. 2015. Pedagogies of Public Memory: Teaching Writing and Rhetoric at Museums, Memorials, and Archives. New York: Routledge.

Hall, Stuart and Paul du Gay. 1996. Questions of Cultural Identity. London: Sage.

Handler, Richard. 1993. “An Anthropological Definition of the Museum and its Purpose.” Museum Anthropology 17, no.1: 33-36.

—. 2008. “An Anthropological Definition of the Museum and its Purpose.” Museum Anthropology 17, no. 1: 33-36.

Igloliorte, Heather. 2011. “‘We Were so Far Away’: Exhibiting Inuit Oral Histories of Residential Schools.” In Curating Difficult Knowledge, edited by Cynthia Milton and Erica Lehrer, 23-40. Basintoke, U: Palgrave Macmillan.

—. 2012. “‘No History of Colonialism’: Decolonizing Practices in Indigenous Arts.” In Decolonize Me. Ed. Heather Igloliorte, 18-27. Ottawa: Ottawa Art Gallery.

—. 2014. “Arctic Culture / Global Indigeneity.” In Negotiations in a Vacant Lot: Studying the Visual in Canada. Eds. Lynda Jessup, Erin Morton and Kirsty Robertson. Kingston: McGill – Queen’s University Press.

Kahn, Miriam. 2000. “Not Really Pacific Voices: Politics of Representation in Collaborative Museum Exhibits.” Museum Anthropology 24, no. 1: 57–74.

Karp, Ivan, Christine Mullen Kreamer, & Steven D. Lavine, eds. 1992. Museums and Communities: The Politics of Public Culture. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press.

Karp, Ivan, Corinne A. Kratz, Lynn Szwaja & Tomas Ybarra-Frausto, eds. 2006. Museum Frictions: Public Cultures/Global Transformations. Durham and London: Duke University Press.

Karp, Ivan. & Steven D. Lavine, Eds. 1991. Exhibiting Cultures: The Poetics and Politics of Museum Display. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press.

Kovach, Margaret Elizabeth. 2010. Indigenous Methodologies: Characteristics, Conversations, and Contexts. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Kreps, Christina.. 2008. “Indigenous Curation, Museums and Intangible Cultural Heritage.” In Intangible Heritage, edited by Laurajane Smith and Natsuko Akagawa. London: Routledge.

Lehrer, Erica. 2003. “Repopulating Jewish Poland – In Wood.” Polin: Studies in Polish Jewry 16: 335-355.

—. 2005. “The Collector as Portrait Artist.” Exhibition catalog essay for Portrait of a People: The Jewish Heritage Collection Dedicated to Mark and Dave Harris. Ann Arbor: Univ. of Michigan Library.

—. 2007. “Jewish? Heritage? In Poland? A Brief Manifesto & an Ethnographic-Design Intervention into Jewish Tourism in Poland.” Bridges: A Jewish Feminist Journal 12, no.1: 36-41.

—. 2010. “Can there be a Conciliatory Heritage?” International Journal of Heritage Studies 16, no.4-5: 269-288.

—. 2010. “Curating Jews: Reflections on the Practice of Heritage.” AJS Perspectives. 32-33.

—. 2013. Jewish Poland Revisited: Heritage Tourism in Unquiet Places. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

—. 2014. “Jewish Heritage, Pluralism, and Milieux de Memoire: The Case of Krakow’s Kazimierz.” In Jewish Space in Contemporary Poland, edited by Erica Lehrer and Michael Meng. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

—. 2014. “‘Most Disturbing Souvenirs’: Curative Museology in a Cultural Conflict Zone.” (Polish translation). Collected Notes Toward a Museum Anthropology (Zbiór Wiadomości Antropologii Muzealnej) 1, no 1. Forthcoming, Fall 2014

—. 2014. Na Szczęscie To Żyd / Lucky Jews. Exhibition Catalog (249 pgs). Ha!art Press, Krakow.

—. 2016. “‘Most Disturbing Souvenirs’: Curative Museology in a Cultural Conflict Zone.” In Curatorial Dreams: Critics Imagine Exhibitions. McGill/Queens University Press.

Lehrer, Erica, and Michael Meng, eds. Forthcoming 2014. Jewish Space in Contemporary Poland. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Lehrer, Erica, and Monica Patterson. 2011. “Re-curating Testimony: Toward a New Pedagogy for Learning from the Past.” Anthropology News, September.

Lehrer, Erica, and Cynthia E. Milton. 2011. “Witnesses to Witnessing.” In Curating Difficult Knowledge: Violent Pasts in Public Places, edited by Erica Lehrer, Cynthia E. Milton & Monica Patterson, 1-19. Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.

Lehrer, Erica, Milton, Cynthia E., and Monica E. Patterson, eds. 2011. Curating Difficult Knowledge: Violent Pasts in Public Places. Houndmills and New York: Palgrave MacMillan.

Lehrer, Erica, and Magdalena Waligórska. 2013. “Cur(at)ing History: New Genre Art Interventions and the Polish-Jewish Past.” East European Politics & Society 27, no. 3: 510-544.

—. Forthcoming 2014. “A Picnic Underpinned with Unease”: Spring in Warsaw and New Genre Dialogues in Polish Memory Work.”. In Preserving the Living Connection: Holocaust Mediation in the Arts of the Post-Witness Era, edited by Diana Popescu and Tanja Schult. Houndmills and New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Lonetree, Amy. 2012. Decolonizing Museums: Representing Native America in National and Tribal Museums. Chapel Hill, NC: The Univerisity of North Carolina Press.

Lynch, Bernadette T., and Samuel J.M.M. Alberti. “Legacies of Prejudice: Racism, Co-Production and Radical Trust in the Museum.” Museum Management and Curatorship, 25, no. 1: 13-35.

Message, Kylie. 2006. New Museums and the Making of Culture. Oxford: Berg.

Mitchell, Claudia. 2008. “Taking the Picture, Changing the Picture. Visual Methodologies in Educational Research in South Africa.” South African Journal of Educational Research 28, no. 3: 365-383.

Norkunas, Martha. Monuments & Memory. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press.

Patterson, Monica Eileen. 2004. 12 “Interventions.” In Responsibility in Crisis: Knowledge Politics and Global Publics, edited by David William Cohen and Michael D. Kennedy, 47-110. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

—. 2005. “Youth Struggle.” In The Art of Truth-Telling about Authoritarian Rule, edited by Ksenija Bilibja, Jo Ellen Fair, Cynthia Milton, and Leigh Payne, 18-21. Madison: Univ. of Wisconsin Press.

—. 2011. “Childhood, Memory, and Gap: Reflections from an Anthrohistorian on Georges Perec’s W or the Memory of Childhood.” In Anthrohistory: Unsettling Knowledge, Questioning Discipline, edited by Chandra Bhimull, David William Cohen, Fernando Coronil, Edward L. Murphy, Monica Patterson, and Julie Skurski, 81-96. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

—. 2011. “Teaching Tolerance Through Objects of Hatred: The Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia as Counter-Museum,” Curating Difficult Knowledge: Violent Pasts in Public Places, edited by Erica Lehrer, Cynthia Milton, and Monica Eileen Patterson, 55-71. Palgrave Macmillan.

—. 2013. “The Ethical Murk of Using Testimony in Oral Historical Research in South Africa.” In Oral History Off the Record: Toward an Ethnography of Practice. Palgrave Studies in Oral History, edited by Anna Sheftel and Stacey Zembrzycki, 201-218. New York, New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

—. Forthcoming. “By and For Children: History and Healing in a Hospital Museum in KwaZulu Natal,” Curatorial Dreams: Critics Imagine Exhibitions, edited by Erica Lehrer and Shelley Ruth Butler. Submitted to McGill-Queens University Press.

Patterson, Monica Eileen, Bhimull, Chandra, and Edward Murphy. 2011. “A Prefatory Piece.” In Anthrohistory: Unsettling Knowledge and Questioning Discipline, edited by Edward Murphy, David William Cohen, et al., 3-10. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Phillips, Ruth B. 2003. “Community collaboration in exhibitions: toward a dialogic paradigm: Introduction.” In Museums and Source Communities: A Routledge Reader, edited by L. Peers and A. Brown, 153-170. New York: Routledge.

—. 2011. Museum Pieces: Towards the Indigenization of Canadian Museums. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press.

Pitt, Alice and Deborah Britzman. 2003. “Speculations on Qualities of Difficult Knowledge in Teaching and Learning: An Experiment in Psychoanalytic Research.” International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education 16, no. 6: 755–76.

Ross, Max. 2004. “Interpreting the New Museology.” Museum and Society 2, no. 2 (July 2004): 84–103.

Simon, Nina. 2010. The Participatory Museum. Santa Cruz, CA: Museum 2.0.

Simon, Roger I. 2006. “The Terrible Gift: Museums and the Possibility of Hope without Consolation.” Museum Management and Curatorship, 21, no.3 (2006): 187–204.

—. 2011. “A Shock to Thought: Curatorial Judgment and the Public Exhibition of ‘Difficult Knowledge.’” Memory Studies 4, no. 4: 432-449.

Simon, Roger I., Sharon Rosenberg and Claudia Eppert. 2000. Between Hope and Despair: Pedagogy and the Remembrance of Historical Trauma. Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers.

Sleeper-Smith, Susan. 2009. Contesting Knowledge: Museums and Indigenous Perspectives. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press.

Stam, Deirdre C. 1993. “The informed muse: The implications of ‘The New Museology’ For Museum Practice.” Museum Management and Curatorship 12, no. 3 (1993): 267–283.

Tuhiwai Smith, Linda. 1999. Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples. London: Zed Books.

Tumarkin, Maria. 2005. Traumascapes. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press.

Vergo, Peter. 1989. The New Museology. London: Reaktion Books.

Watson, Sheila, ed. 2007. Museums and Their Communities. New York: Routledge.

White, Bob W. 2012. “From Experimental Moment to Legacy Moment: Collaboration and the Crisis of Representation.” Collaborative Anthropologies 5: 64-97.

Wolf, Doris. 2013. “The Seductions of Good and Evil: Competing Cultural Memories in Steven Keewatin Sanderson’s Superhero Comics for Aboriginal Youth.” In Children and Cultural Memory in Texts of Childhood. Eds. Lorna Hutchison and Heather Snell. New York: Routledge. Children’s Literature and Culture Series. 179-96.

—. 2012. “‘All My Relations’: Thomas King’s Coyote Tetralogy for Kids.” In Thomas King: Works and Impact. Ed. Eva Gruber. Rochester, New York: Camden House. 98-109.

—. 2011. “Beyond Repression: German Women’s War History and Hysteria in Mavis Gallant’s ‘O Lasting Peace’ and ‘An Alien Flower.’” Contemporary Women’s Writing 5.1 (2011): 1-17.

—. 2008. “Brave or Naïve? Memory Work and Vergangenheitsbewältigung in Gertrud Mackprang Baer’s In the Shadow of Silence.” Diaspora Experiences: German-Speaking Immigrants and Their Descendants. Ed. M. Schulze, D.G. John, G. Liebscher, and J. Skidmore. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier UP.

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