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Title The politics of display : museums, science, culture / edited by Sharon Macdonald
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 1998


Description 1 online resource (xiii, 215 pages) : illustrations
Series Heritage : care-preservation-management
Contents Exhibitions of power and powers of exhibition: an introduction to the politics of display / Sharon Macdonald -- Speaking to the eyes: museums, legibility and the social order / Tony Bennett -- The visibility of difference: nineteenth-century French anthropological collections / Nélia Dias -- Reifying race: science and art in Races of mankind at the Field Museum of Natural History / Tracy Lang Teslow -- Making nature 'real' again: natural history exhibits and public rhetorics of science at the Smithsonian Institution in the early 1960s / Steven W. Allison-Bunnell -- On interactivity: consumers, citizens and culture / Andrew Barry -- Supermarket science? Consumers and 'the public understanding of science' / Sharon Macdonald -- Nations on display: technology and culture in Expo '92 / Penelope Harvey -- Strangers in paradise: an encounter with fossil man at the Dutch Museum of Natural History / Mary Bouquet -- Can science museums take history seriously? / Jim Bennett -- Birth and breeding: politics on display at the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine / Ken Arnold -- Balancing acts: science, Enola Gay and history wars at the Smithsonian / Thomas F. Gieryn -- Afterword: from war to debate? / Sharon Macdonald
Summary This book is an excellent contribution to debates about the politics of public culture. It will be of interest to students of sociology, anthropology, cultural studies, museum studies and science studies
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Print version record
SUBJECT Heimatmuseum der Gemeinde Gründau gnd
Museum für Naturkunde Dortmund gnd
Subject Museum exhibits -- Political aspects
Science museums -- Exhibitions -- Political aspects
Exhibitions -- Political aspects
Popular culture -- Political aspects
Political correctness.
Politics, Practical.
museums (institutions)
TRAVEL -- Museums, Tours, Points of Interest.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Museum Administration & Museology.
REFERENCE -- General.
Politics, Practical
Exhibitions -- Political aspects
Museum exhibits -- Political aspects
Political correctness
Popular culture -- Political aspects
Naturwissenschaftliches Museum
Politieke aspecten.
Politiquement correct (mouvement)
Influence sociale.
Muséologie -- Aspect politique.
Diffusion de la culture -- Aspect politique.
Expositions -- Aspect politique.
Culture populaire -- Aspect politique.
Sciences -- Aspect politique.
Form Electronic book
Author Macdonald, Sharon.
ISBN 9780203838600