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ERIC Number: EJ1238211
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Nov
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1925-993X
Applying a Feminist Anti-Militarist Lens to Museological Learning: Moving from Theory to the Real-World Setting of the Atlanta History Center and the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History
Drenth, Monica
Canadian Journal for the Study of Adult Education, v31 n2 p107-114 Nov 2019
This essay explores the ways that museums educate adults, and reveals that, as cultural educators, museums have the ability to promote hegemonic stories through their displays. I discuss these ideas through my visits to two museums in Atlanta, Georgia, USA: the Atlanta History Centre and the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History. Application of my in-class learning, including a feminist antimilitarist lens and various feminist antimilitarist hack questions, reveals a common theme of gendered violence in the museums. I argue that thoughtful examinations of museological displays that foster critical learning are ideal ways in which to advance understanding and encourage change.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Georgia (Atlanta); Georgia
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