Museums the Media and Refugees

Museums  the Media and Refugees
Author : Katherine Goodnow
Publisher : Berghahn Books
Total Pages : 206
Release : 2008-03-15
ISBN 10 : 9781845455422
ISBN 13 : 1845455428
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Museums the Media and Refugees Book Description:

Across countries and time, asylum-seekers and refugees have been represented in a variety of ways. In some representations they appear negatively, as dangers threatening to 'over-run' a country or a region with 'floods' of incompatible strangers. In others, the same people are portrayed positively, with compassion, and pictured as desperately in need of assistance. How these competing perceptions are received has significant consequences for determining public policy, human rights, international agreements, and the realization of cultural diversity, and so it is imperative to understand how these images are perpetuated. To this end, this volume reflects on museum practice and the contexts, stories, and images of asylum seekers and refugees prevalent in our mass media. Based on case studies from Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom, the overall findings are illustrative of narratives and images common to museums and the media throughout the world. They aim to challenge political rhetoric and populist media imagery and consider what forms of dissent are likely to be sustained and what narratives ultimately break through and can lead to empathy and positive political change.


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