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Contested representations : revisiting Into the heart of Africa

Author: Shelley Ruth Butler
Publisher: Amsterdam, The Netherlands : Gordon and Breach, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author examines why the Royal Ontario Museum in Canada's Into the Heart of Africa exhibit failed so many people, discussing institutional politics, the broad political and intellectual climate  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
Exhibitions
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shelley Ruth Butler
ISBN: 9057005220 9789057005220 9057005239 9789057005237
OCLC Number: 41312491
Description: viii, 140 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Entering the Debates --
Introduction: Reading the Royal Ontario Museum --
Coming into the Field --
Museum Ethnography --
Looking Ahead --
Into the Heart of Africa and the Status Quo --
The Status Quo --
Toward a Reflexive Museology --
Re-presenting Imperialism: A Personal Walk Through the Exhibit After the Fact --
Museums Will Be Museums --
Prelude to the Controversy --
The Ambiguity of Irony --
Power Relations and Public Culture --
The Politics of Consultation --
The Coalition for the Truth about Africa: Strategies and Challenges --
Performing Resistance --
The Politics of Contestation --
Experiences of Otherness --
Democratizing Museums --
A Counter Text: The CFTA Pamphlet --
Contradictions of Resistance --
Racism and Multiculturalism: Articulating a Contradiction --
Various Positions: Responses to the Coalition for the Truth about Africa --
Beyond Into the Heart of Africa --
Authority at/of the ROM --
Classroom Confrontations --
Media Conclusions: Radicalizing the CFTA --
The Academy and Complex Subject Positions --
The Black Community: "Protest and Process" --
Victims and Victimization --
Other Voices at the ROM --
Outcomes --
Afterword: The Canonization of Into the Heart of Africa --
Coalition for the Truth about Africa pamphlet.
Responsibility: Shelley Ruth Butler.
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