Exhibitions of power and powers of exhibition
An introduction to the politics of display
by Sharon Macdonald
The two renowned cases of concern over the representation of the Enola Gay and the
Science in American Life exhibition raised many questions such
When Rights Conflict
Does there need to be a sense of social solidarity?
Is there a difference between choosing/not choosing something for ourselves and prohibiting
others from making different choices?
Charter of Right
Legal Geography: Policing Poverty through the Regulation of Public Space
What is the purpose of criminal law?
Who does it apply to?
The Dangerous Poor:
Marcus Aurelius: poverty is the mother of crime
Governance Question: How do you contain, control or n
Reasonable Person Lecture
Derived from a Latin word meaning a wrong
Most of our criminal law was once tort law
Dates back to a time when courts first saw the need to remedy a wrong
Courts have to balance individual freedom and injury when deciding negli
STS 3400 - Thinking with Things
The bright and dark sunset colours captures one's attention and draws towards this
image of a profile most likely of a dark skinned male with a bright light shining on the pearl in
the shell of his ear.
A Brief Natural History of the Plastic Pink Flamingo
By Jennifer Price
Jennifer Price narrates the history of the plastic pink flamingo and how
Americans symbolized it as "artifice" in order to understand the meaning of
"nature". This simple plastic bird
Museums as conflict zones: the Canadian War Museum and Bomber Command
By David Dean
David Dean examines a recent controversy at the new Canadian War Museum over its exhibition
on the Allied Bomber Offensive campaign in the Second World War and how it was
Precs: The Industrial Revolution in the Home
By Ruth Schwartz Cowan
Although the term industrial revolution does not relate directly to housework, it
played a great role in shaping the home and our daily activities in unanticipated ways. A
question thus a
Discussion Questions for Museums and Display Week.
A. MacDonald on Museums
1. Summarize her account of how science museum became places for a conception of
truth (6-8). How is a cabinet of curiosity different from the nineteenth-century
Governing Trouble and the Making of a Good Citizen
Treaty of Westphalia:
Birth of the Modern Nation State
1. Political self determination
2. Equality between sovereign states
3. Principle of non intervention