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Museums and their communities

Author: Sheila E R Watson
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, [2007] ©2007
Series: Leicester readers in museum studies.
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"Using case studies drawn from all areas of museum studies; history, anthropology and archaeology, Museums and their Communities explores the museums as a site of representation, identity and memory, and considers how it can influence its community. Focusing on the museum as an institution, and its social and cultural setting, Sheila Watson examines how museums use their roles and informers and educators to empower,  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sheila E R Watson
ISBN: 041540259X 0415402603 9780415402590 9780415402606 9780203944752 0203944755
OCLC Number: 77485853
Description: xxiii, 568 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
Contents: Museums and their communities / Sheila Watson --
The museum and the public / Stephen Weil --
"Play it again, Sam" : reflections on a new museology / Marjorie M. Halpin --
Place exploration : museums, identity, community / Peter Davis --
Interpretive communities, strategies, and repertoires / Eilean Hooper-Greenhill --
Museums and the combating of social inequality : roles, responsibilities, resistance / Richard Sandell --
Museums for "the people"? / Josie Appleton --
A quest for identity / Nelson Graburn --
"A place for all of us"? : museums and communities / Andrea Witcomb --
From treasure house to museum--
and back / Moira Simpson --
Exhibitions of power and powers of exhibition : an introduction to the politics of display / Sharon Macdonald --
Nuclear reactions : the (re)presentation of Hiroshima at the National Air and Space Museum / Timothy W. Luke --
The postmodern exhibition : cut on the bias, or is Enola Gay a verb? / Steven C. Dubin --
Sachsenhausen : a flawed museum / Roger Bordage --
Representing diversity and challenging racism : the Migration Museum / Viv Szekeres --
Collection, repatriation, and identity / Cressida Fforde --
Yours, mine, or ours? : conflicts between archaeologists and ethnic groups / Joe Watkins --
Canadian museums and the representation of culture in a multicultural nation / George F. Macdonald and Stepehen Alsford --
Museums as agents for social and political change / Dawn Casey --
Museums, communities, and the politics of heritage in Northern Ireland / Elizabeth Crooke --
Regenerating identity : repatriation and the Indian frame of mind / Richard W. Hill, Sr. --
Identity and community : a look at four Latino museums / Herlinda Zamora --
Minorities and fine-arts museums in the United States / Peter C. Marzio --
The peopling of London Project / Nick Merriman --
Inspiration Africa! : using tangible and intangible heritage to promote social inclusion amongst young people with disabilities / Viv Golding --
Memory experience : the forms and functions of memory / Barbara Misztal --
Exhibiting memoires / Steven Lubar --
Past tense / Peter Beresford --
The exhibition that speaks for itself : oral history and museums / Anna Green --
Contesting "local" commemoration of the Second World War : the case of the Changi Chapel and Museum in Singapore / Hamzah Muzaini and Brenda S.A. Yeoh --
Collective amnesia and the mediation of painful pasts : the representation of France in the Second World War / Kevin Walsh --
Victims remembered / Tiffany Jenkins --
The Holocaust Museum concept / Terence Duffy --
Mapping the memories : politics, place, and identity in the District Six Museum, Cape Town / Charmaine McEachern --
State authority and the public sphere : ideas on the changing role of the museum as a Canadian social instituiton / Susan Ashley --
Museums : constructing a public culture in the global age / Annette van den Bosch --
Money, power, and the history of art : whose money? Whose power? Whose art history? / James Cuno --
Museums and source communities / Laura Peers and Alison K. Brown --
Archaeology and the Vanua development in Fiji / Andrew Crosby --
Kist and tell / Matt Barnard.
Series Title: Leicester readers in museum studies.
Responsibility: edited by Sheila Watson.
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