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Cannibal tours and glass boxes : the anthropology of museums

Author: Michael M Ames
Publisher: Vancouver [B.C.] : UBC Press, 1992.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd rev. edView all editions and formats
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Continuing the author's alternative perspective on museology, this new edition includes seven new essays which argue that museums and anthropologists must analyze and offer critiques of "everyday  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ames, Michael M., 1933-
Cannibal tours and glass boxes.
Vancouver : UBC Press, ©1992
(DLC) 92091171
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael M Ames
ISBN: 0774803916 9780774803915 0774804831 9780774804837 9780774853033 0774853034
OCLC Number: 144143922
Notes: First ed. has title: Museums, the public and anthropology.
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 212 pages)
Contents: The critical theory and practice of museums --
The development of museums in the Western world: tensions between democratization and professionalization --
dilemmas of the practical anthropologist: public service versus professional interests --
What could a social anthropologist do in a museum of anthropology? The anthropology of museums and anthropology --
How anthropologists stereotype other people --
How anthropologists help to fabricate the cultures they study --
The definition of native art: the case of Willie Seaweed --
The emerging native view of history and culture --
De-schooling the museum: a proposal to increase public access to museums and their resources --
Are museums or anthropology really necessary any more? --
World Fairs and the Constitution of Society: the ideology of Expo '86 --
The Big Mac attach and the anthropology of everyday life --
Cannibal tours, glass boxes, and the politics of interpretation --
Museums in the age of deconstruction.
Other Titles: Museums, the public and anthropology.
Responsibility: Michael M. Ames.
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