Using Contested Heritage to Reproduce Ideology in Cyprus: the Museum of Barbarism and Vulnerable Consumers

Yalkin Cagri, Kadir Has University, Turkey
Veer Ekant, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Sites of violence may be used to sustain conflict and reproduce ideology. This study focuses on a dark heritage site, Museum of Barbarism, in the divided island Cyprus and how captive young consumers become vulnerable through visiting the museum. Results suggest that vulnerability is a by-product of sustaining dominant ideology through state apparatuses such as schools and museums by creating and sustaining myths around events that took place.
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Yalkin Cagri and Veer Ekant (2014) ,"Using Contested Heritage to Reproduce Ideology in Cyprus: the Museum of Barbarism and Vulnerable Consumers", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 42, eds. June Cotte and Stacy Wood, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 774-774.