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The politics of display : museums, science, culture / edited by Sharon Macdonald.

Contributor(s): Macdonald, Sharon
Language: English Publisher: London : Routledge, 1998.Description: 246 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0415153263Subject(s): Museum exhibitions -- Political aspects | Science museums -- Exhibitions -- Political aspects | Exhibitions -- Political aspects | Popular culture -- Political aspects | Political correctnessOther classification: A (MAC)
Contents:
Exhibitions of power and powers of exhibition : an introduction to the politics of display / Sharon Macdonald; Speaking to the eyes : museums, legibility and the social order / Tony Bennett; The visibility of difference : nineteenth-century French anthropological collections / Nélia Dias; Reifying race: science and art in Races of Mankind at the Field Museum of Natural History / Tracy Lang Teslow; Making nature 'real' again: natural history exhibits and public rhetorics of science at the Smithsonian Institution in the early 1960s / Steven W. Allison-Bunnell; On interactivity : consumers, citizens and culture / Andrew Barry; Supermarket science? : consumers and the 'public understanding of science' / Sharon Macdonald; Nations on display : technology and culture in Expo '92 / Penelope Harvey; Strangers in paradise: an encounter with fossil man at the Dutch Museum of Natural History / Mary Bouquet; Can science museums take history seriously? / Jim Bennett; Birth and breeding : politics on display at the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine / Ken Arnold; Balancing acts: science, Enola Gay and history wars at the Smithsonian / Thomas F. Gieryn; Afterword : from war to debate? / Sharon Macdonald.
Holdings
Item type Home library Collection Shelving location Call number Copy number Status Date due Barcode
Book British Museum
Royal Anthropological Institute Open Shelves H85 [MAC-] (Browse shelf(Opens below)) 1 Available L75300

Includes bibliographies and index.

Exhibitions of power and powers of exhibition : an introduction to the politics of display / Sharon Macdonald; Speaking to the eyes : museums, legibility and the social order / Tony Bennett; The visibility of difference : nineteenth-century French anthropological collections / Nélia Dias; Reifying race: science and art in Races of Mankind at the Field Museum of Natural History / Tracy Lang Teslow; Making nature 'real' again: natural history exhibits and public rhetorics of science at the Smithsonian Institution in the early 1960s / Steven W. Allison-Bunnell; On interactivity : consumers, citizens and culture / Andrew Barry; Supermarket science? : consumers and the 'public understanding of science' / Sharon Macdonald; Nations on display : technology and culture in Expo '92 / Penelope Harvey; Strangers in paradise: an encounter with fossil man at the Dutch Museum of Natural History / Mary Bouquet; Can science museums take history seriously? / Jim Bennett; Birth and breeding : politics on display at the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine / Ken Arnold; Balancing acts: science, Enola Gay and history wars at the Smithsonian / Thomas F. Gieryn; Afterword : from war to debate? / Sharon Macdonald.