Museum Politics: Power Plays At The Exhibition

Museum Politics: Power Plays At The Exhibition

By: Timothy W. Luke (author)Paperback

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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.

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  • ISBN13: 9780816619894
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 296
  • ID: 9780816619894
  • ISBN10: 0816619891

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