Applying a Feminist Antimilitarist 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
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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