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Author Gordon-Walker, Caitlin, author

Title Exhibiting nation : multicultural nationalism (and its limits) in Canada's museums / Caitlin Gordon-Walker
Published Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press, 2016
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Contents Multicultural nationalism and the power of metaphor -- Museums, discipline, and dialogue -- The limits of unity in diversity -- The Royal BC Museum's modern history galleries -- The limits of equality and recognition -- The Royal Alberta Museum's cultural communities program -- The limits of universalism and diversity -- The Royal Ontario Museum's world cultures galleries
Summary "Canada's brand of nationalism celebrates diversity--so long as it doesn't challenge the unity, authority, or legitimacy of the state. Caitlin Gordon-Walker explores this tension between unity and diversity in three nationally recognized museums, institutions that must make judgments about what counts as "too different" in order to celebrate who we are as a people and nation through exhibits, programs, and design. Although the contradictions that lie at the heart of multicultural nationalism have the potential to constrain political engagement and dialogue, the sensory feasts on display in Canada's museums provide a space for citizens to both question and renegotiate the limits of their national vision."-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Royal British Columbia Museum -- Case studies
Royal Alberta Museum -- Case studies
Royal Ontario Museum -- Case studies
SUBJECT Royal Alberta Museum fast
Royal British Columbia Museum fast
Royal Ontario Museum fast
Subject Multiculturalism -- Canada -- Case studies
Nationalism -- Canada -- Case studies
Museum exhibits -- Social aspects -- Canada -- Case studies
Museum exhibits -- Political aspects -- Canada -- Case studies
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Museum Administration & Museology.
REFERENCE -- General.
TRAVEL -- Museums, Tours, Points of Interest.
Museum exhibits -- Political aspects
Museum exhibits -- Social aspects
Multikulturelle Gesellschaft
Genre/Form Case studies
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780774831659