Museum Frictions: Public Cultures/Global Transformations

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Januar 2007



A collection that examines how museums operate in an increasingly global environment, drawing on an international cast of museum curators and intellectuals.


Contributors: Tony Bennett, David Bunn, Gustavo Buntinx, Cuauhtemoc Camarena, Andrea Fraser, Martin Hall, Ivan Karp, Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Corinne A. Kratz, Christine Mullen Kreamer, Joseph Masco, Teresa Morales, Howard Morphy, Ingrid Muan, Fred Myers, Ciraj Rassool, Vicente Razo, Fath Davis Ruffins, Lynn Szwaja, Leslie Witz, Tomas Ybarra-Frausto


Ivan Karp is National Endowment for the Humanities Professor and Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Public Scholarship at Emory University. He has coedited numerous books, including "Museums and Communities: The Politics of Public Culture "and "Exhibiting Cultures: The Poetics and Politics of Museum Display."Corinne A. Kratz is Professor of Anthropology and African Studies and Co-Director of the Center for the Study of Public Scholarship at Emory University. She is the author of "The Ones That Are Wanted: Communication and the Politics of Representation in a Photographic Exhibition."Lynn Szwaja is Program Director for Theology at the Henry Luce Foundation.Tomas Ybarra-Frausto was, until retirement in 2005, Associate Director for Creativity and Culture at the Rockefeller Foundation. In 1998, he was awarded the Joseph Henry Medal for "exemplary contributions to the Smithsonian Institution."


"Museum Frictions is not just a worthy successor to the preceding volumes Exhibiting Cultures and Museums and Communities, but a major leap forward. In the face of dramatic changes in the museum world during the past fifteen years, the last two volumes still remain a major platform for framing debate. I am confident that Museum Frictions will provide a similar service for the next fifteen."--Doran H. Ross, Director Emeritus of the UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History "Just as Exhibiting Cultures and Museums and Communities set the agenda for museum debate over the last decade, Museum Frictions sets the agenda for the next. This is a wonderful book that must be read by anybody with an interest in museums, their transformations, dilemmas, challenges, politics, and futures."--Sharon Macdonald, editor of A Companion to Museum Studies "This marvelous and broad-ranging compendium by an eminent group of scholars provides a thinking person's guide to contemporary museum work. It tackles the philosophical issues curators, directors, and professionals face in the art of cultural representation. How do you get the world's diverse people to talk to each other in meaningful and significant ways? This book provides the intellectual tools for doing so, dealing cogently and adeptly with the complexity of globalization, conflicting perspectives, and the noise proffered by popular media. For a long book with large themes, it reads amazingly well."--Richard Kurin, Director of the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Smithsonian Institution "Museum Frictions is a landmark publication which decenters the Western-centric bias of the existing literature. It shifts critical museology into a new register by challenging readers to think about the multiple ways that the globalization of a Western institution is transforming not only the dynamics of social interaction around the world but also the institutional nature of the museum itself."--Ruth B. Phillips, coeditor of Sensible Objects: Colonialism, Museums, and Material Culture
EAN: 9780822338789
ISBN: 0822338785
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2007
Seitenanzahl: 602 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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