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Museums and difference

Author: Daniel J Sherman; University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee. Center for 21st Century Studies.
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2008] ©2008
Series: 21st Century studies, v. 2.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How museums construct themselves, their collections, and their publics

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Genre/Form: Kongress
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Museums and difference.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)608207132
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel J Sherman; University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee. Center for 21st Century Studies.
ISBN: 9780253349460 025334946X 9780253219350 0253219353
OCLC Number: 137331377
Notes: "This book grows out of a conference by the same name organized by the Center for 21st Century Studies, University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee, on November 14-15, 2003"--Page ix.
Description: x, 386 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction / Daniel J. Sherman --
Part I. Representing difference. 1. Art museums and commonality : a history of high ideals / Andrew McClellan --
2. "The last wild Indian in North America" : changing museum representations of Ishi / Ira Jacknis --
3. National museums and other cultures in modern Japan / Angus Lockyer --
4. Cultural difference and cultural diversity : the case of the Musée du Quai Branly / Nélia Dias --
5. Gunther von Hagen's body worlds : exhibitionary practice, German history, and difference / Peter M. McIsaac --
Part 2. Representing differently. 6. Meta Warrick's 1907 "Negro Tableaux" and (re)presenting African American historical memory / W. Fitzhugh Brundage --
7. Skulls on display : the science of race in Paris's Musée de l'Homme, 1928-1950 / Alice L. Conklin --
8. Dossier : "Inventing race" in Los Angeles / Ilona Katzew and Daniel J. Sherman --
9. Living and dying : ethnography, class, and aesthetics in the British Museum / Lissant Bolton --
10. Museums and historical amnesia / William H. Truettner.
Series Title: 21st Century studies, v. 2.
Other Titles: Museums & difference
Responsibility: edited by Daniel J. Sherman.
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"Museum and Difference is about the role that museums play in shaping the stories that we tell about who we are and how we are different from other people. It is an interesting subject.Jan. 23, 2009" Read more...

 
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