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Emotion, Affective Practices, and the Past in the Present

Edited by Laurajane Smith, Margaret Wetherell, Gary Campbell

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312 pages | 22 B/W Illus.

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Emotion, Affective Practices, and the Past in the Presentis a response to debates in the humanities and social sciences about the use of emotion. This timely and unique book explores the ways emotion is embroiled and used in contemporary engagements with the past, particularly in contexts such as heritage sites, museums, commemorations, political rhetoric and ideology, debates over issues of social memory, and touristic uses of heritage sites.

Including contributions from academics and practitioners in a range of countries, the book reviews significant and conflicting academic debates on the nature and expression of affect and emotion. As a whole, the book makes an argument for a pragmatic understanding of affect and, in doing so, outlines Wetherell’s concept of affective practice, a concept utilised in most of the chapters in this book. Since debates about affect and emotion can often be confusing and abstract, the book aims to clarify these debates and, through the use of case studies, draw out their implications for theory and practice within heritage and museum studies.

Emotion, Affective Practices, and the Past in the Presentshould be essential reading for students, academics, and professionals in the fields of heritage and museum studies. The book will also be of interest to those in other disciplines, such as social psychology, education, archaeology, tourism studies, cultural studies, media studies, anthropology, sociology, and history.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Affective heritage practices Margaret Wetherell, Laurajane Smith, and Gary Campbell

Part I: Commemoration and remembering

1. Labour of love and devotion? The search for the lost soldiers of Russia Johanna Dahlin

2. Troubling heritage: intimate pasts and public memories at Derry/Londonderry’s ‘temple’Margo Shea

3. Commemoration, affective practice, and the difficult histories of war Amy McKernan and Julie McLeod

4. Constructing heritage through subjectivity: museum of broken relationships Željka Miklošević and Darko Babić

5. The Battle of Orgreave (1984) Toby Juliff

Part II: Belonging and exclusion

6. Apologising for past wrongs: emotion-reason rhetoric in political discourse Martha Augoustinos, Brianne Hastie and Peta Callaghan

7. Experiencing mixed emotions in the museum: empathy and memory in visitors’ responses to histories of migration Rhiannon Mason, Katherine Lloyd, Areti Galani and Joanne Sayner

8. Coming undone: protocols of emotion in Canadian human rights museology Jennifer Claire Robinson

9. Touring the post-conflict city: negotiating affects during Belfast’s black cab mural tours Katie Markham

10. Performing affection, constructing heritage? Civil and political mobilizations around the Ottoman legacy in Bulgaria Ivo Strahilov and Slavka Karakusheva

11. Clashing and sharing: practicing emotion networks in heritage production Jasmijn Rana, Marlous Willemsen and Hester Dibbits

Part III: Learning Teaching and Engaging

12. Understanding the emotional regimes of reconciliation in engagements with ‘difficult’ heritage Michalinos Zembylas

13. Affective practices of learning at the museum: children’s critical encounters with the past Dianne Mulcahy and Andrea Witcomb

14. White guilt and shame: students’ emotional reactions to digital stories of race in a South African classroom Daniela Gachago, Vivienne Bozalek and Dick Ng’ambi

15. Settler-indigenous relationships and the emotional regime of empathy in Australian history school textbooks in times of reconciliation Angelique Stastny

16. ‘Head and heart’ responses to treaty education in Aotearoa New Zealand: Feeling the timeline of colonisation Ingrid Huygens

17. Raw emotion: the living memory module at three sites of practice, Queensland, Australia Celmara Pocock, Marion Stell and Geraldine Mate

18. Using emotions at the Museum of Medicine – the making of doctors, caretakers and patients Cecilia Rodéhn

About the Editors

Laurajane Smith is Professor and Director of the Centre for Heritage and Museum Studies in the School of Archaeology and Anthropology at the Australian National University.

Margaret Wetherell is Professor of Social Psychology in the School of Psychology at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, and Emerita Professor in Social Sciences at the Open University, UK.

Gary Campbell is an independent researcher based in Canberra, Australia, and is affiliated with the Centre for Heritage and Museum Studies at the Australian National University.

About the Series

Key Issues in Cultural Heritage

Key Issues in Cultural Heritage is a new and unique series which aims to identify interdisciplinary debates within the changing and under-theorized field of Heritage Studies and to explore how they impact on the practices not only of heritage management and conservation, but also the processes of production, consumption and engagement with heritage in its many and varied forms. Each volume brings together a selection of international contributors and global case studies, providing a balance of theoretical and empirical content.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAN025000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Library & Information Science / General
SOC003000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Archaeology