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Open conversations : public learning in libraries and museums

Author: David Carr
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Libraries Unlimited, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book offers a way for cultural institutions to reimagine their work as provocative educators and community advocates, address the public need for conversations in safe and fair places, and renew their essential roles in democratic society"--
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Carr
ISBN: 9781591587712 1591587719
OCLC Number: 690088621
Description: xxiv, 175 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : Think with me --
Our places --
Beginnings --
Flourishing --
Unfinished lives --
Living strands --
Open conversations --
Provocative texts --
Look at the unknown --
This afternoon --
That difference --
Where a space opens --
Civility.
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