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Museum Bodies : the Politics and Practices of Visiting and Viewing

Author: Helen Rees Leahy
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey : Ashgate, ©2012.
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Museum Bodies discusses the politics and practice of visitor studies, and the differentiation and exclusion of certain bodies on the basis of, for example, age, gender, educational attainment, ethnicity and disability. Museums are more than ever concerned with size, demographic mix and the diversity of their audiences, and the ways in which visitors engage with and respond to institutional space and content. This  Read more...
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Leahy, Helen Rees.
Museum bodies.
Farnham, Surrey ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2012
(DLC) 2012012811
(OCoLC)779864335
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Rees Leahy
ISBN: 9781409418627 1409418626 1409418618 9781409418610
OCLC Number: 808609421
Description: 1 online resource (217 pages)
Contents: Making a social body --
Not just looking --
Walking the museum --
Performing the museum --
Bodies of protest --
Disquieting bodies.
Responsibility: Helen Rees Leahy.

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An account of how museums have staged, prescribed and accommodated a repertoire of bodily practices, from their emergence in the eighteenth century onwards. It discusses the politics and practice of  Read more...

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