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Museum politics : power plays at the exhibition

Author: Timothy W Luke
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2002.
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In this important volume, Timothy W. Luke explores museums' power to shape collective values and social understandings, and argues persuasively that museum exhibitions have a profound effect on the body politic.
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Luke, Timothy W.
Museum politics.
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2002
(DLC) 2001007532
(OCoLC)48588172
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy W Luke
ISBN: 9780816684014 0816684014
OCLC Number: 77567167
Description: 1 online resource (xxvi, 265 pages)
Contents: Introduction : museum exhibitions as powerplays --
Politics at the exhibition : aesthetics, history, and nationality in the culture wars of the 1990s --
Nuclear reactions : the (re)presentation of Hiroshima at the National Air and Space Museum --
Memorializing mass murder : the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum --
Signs of empire/empires of sign : Daimyo culture in the District of Columbia --
Inventing the Southwest : the Fred Harvey Company and Native American art --
Museum pieces : politics and knowledge at the American Museum of Natural History --
The Missouri Botanical Garden : sharing knowledge about plants to preserve and enrich life --
Southwestern environments as hyperreality : the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum --
Superpower aircraft and aircrafting superpower : the Pima Air and Space Museum --
Strange attractor : the Tech Museum of Innovation --
Channeling the news stream : the full press of a free press at the Newseum --
Conclusion : piecing together knowledge and pulling apart power at the museum.
Responsibility: Timothy W. Luke.

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In this important volume, Timothy W. Luke explores museums' power to shape collective values and social understandings, and argues persuasively that museum exhibitions have a profound effect on the body politic.

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