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Destination culture : tourism, museums, and heritage

Author: Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett
Publisher: Berkeley [Calif.] : University of California Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Destination Culture deals with agencies of display in museums, festivals, world's fair, historical recreations, and tourist attractions. Drawing on the history of the avant-garde and the implications of its practices, Destination Culture attempts to theorize the artifact and the logic of exhibition in the context of lively debates about the death of museums, ascendancy of tourism, production of heritage, limits of
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett
ISBN: 0520204670 9780520204676 0520209664 9780520209664
OCLC Number: 36135824
Description: xviii, 326 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: The agency of display: Objects of ethnography ; Exhibiting Jews --
A second life as heritage: Destination museum ; Ellis Island ; Plimoth Plantation --
Undoing the ethnographic: Confusing pleasures ; Secrets of encounter --
Circulating Value: Disputing Taste.
Other Titles: Tourism, museums, and heritage
Responsibility: Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett.
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Takes the reader on a journey from ethnological artifacts to kitsch. This book explores the agency of display in a variety of settings: museums, festivals, world's fairs, historical re-creations,  Read more...

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