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Reflections of a culture broker : a view from the Smithsonian

Author: Richard Kurin
Publisher: Washington : Smithsonian Inst. Press, 1997.
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Is culture brokered like stocks, real estate, or marriage? In this book, Richard Kurin shows that cultures are always mediated and indeed brokered by countries, organizations, communities, and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Kurin
ISBN: 1560987898 9781560987895 156098757X 9781560987574
OCLC Number: 243883765
Description: XV, 315 Seiten : Illustrationen
Contents: Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Acknowledgements Chapter 4 1. Prologue: Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief Chapter 5 2. Introduction: Brokering Culture Part 6 I. Brokering the Smithsonian Chapter 7 3. Brokering the Smithsonian's 150th Anniversary Chapter 8 4. Making a Museum Object Chapter 9 5. Exhibiting the Enola Gay Chapter 10 6. What's with Anthropology? Chapter 11 7. Debating Racially and Culturally Specific Museums Chapter 12 8. The Festival on the Mall Part 13 II. Case Studies of Brokering Culture Chapter 14 9. The Festival of India Chapter 15 10. Brokering Post-Colar War Folklore Chapter 16 11. America's Reunion on the Mall: A Presidential Inaugural Chapter 17 12. O Jerusalem! Chapter 18 13. Workers' Culture in the White House Chapter 19 14. What Is It? The American South at the Olympics Chapter 20 15. Conclusion: The New Study and Curation of Culture
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Written by the director of the Smithsonian's Center for Folklife and Cultural Studies, this book is not an "official" accounting of Smithsonian policies, activities, and decisions but a personal Read more...

 
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