New PDF release: Curating Community: Museums, Constitutionalism, and the

By Stacy Douglas

In Curating neighborhood: Museums, Constitutionalism, and the Taming of the Political, Stacy Douglas demanding situations the centrality of sovereignty in our political and juridical imaginations. Creatively bringing jointly constitutional, political, and aesthetic concept, Douglas argues that museums and constitutions invite viewers to spot with a prescribed set of political constituencies according to nationwide, ethnic, or anthropocentric premises. In either situations, those reliable different types gloss over the unconventional messiness of the realm and ask us to conflate illustration with democracy. but the museum, while paired with the structure, may also function a source within the creation of other imaginations of neighborhood. as a result, Douglas’s key contribution is the articulation of a idea of counter-monumental constitutionalism, utilizing the museum, that seeks to maneuver past person and collective different types of sovereignty that experience ruled postcolonial and postapartheid theories of legislation and commemoration. She insists at the have to reassess deep questions on how we conceptualize the bounds of ourselves, in addition to our political groups, on the way to attend to daily questions of justice within the court docket, the museum, and beyond.

Curating Community is a ebook for teachers, artists, curators, and constitutional designers drawn to legacies of violence, transitional justice, and democracy.


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