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ERIC Number: EJ777832
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0021-8510
A Symbol of Peace and Peace Education: The Genbaku Dome in Hiroshima
Ide, Kanako
Journal of Aesthetic Education, v41 n4 p12-23 Win 2007
There are numerous paintings expressing both the glory and horror of war. These pictures are a powerful medium in peace education. In this article, the author focuses on a symbol of Hiroshima called the Genbaku Dome, a United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Site. She believes that images of the Genbaku Dome are tightly connected to peace education because, without education, the Genbaku Dome is merely an old damaged building. To examine educational messages in those visuals that include the Genbaku Dome, the author first discusses two major approaches to promoting the image of peace. She analyzes how these images of peace are used to teach political ideologies. The author interprets an additional picture to examine how political ideology affects the image of peace. Finally, she explores another form of peace education through the representative image of peace. (Contains 5 figures and 20 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Japan