The Resource Displays of power : memory and amnesia in the American museum, Steven C. Dubin

Displays of power : memory and amnesia in the American museum, Steven C. Dubin

Label
Displays of power : memory and amnesia in the American museum
Title
Displays of power
Title remainder
memory and amnesia in the American museum
Statement of responsibility
Steven C. Dubin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the past, museums glorified wealth and validated authority. But today, pressure groups frequently mobilize either to force their own perspective upon museum walls, or to prevent opposing opinions from being expressed. Exhibition controversies are similar to "tagged genes": They are markers for critical conditions, but not the cause of them. In Displays of Power, Steven C. Dubin examines the most controversial exhibitions of the 1990s. These include shows about ethnicity, slavery, Freud, the Old West, and the dropping of the atomic bomb by the Enola Gay. Some of these exhibitions challenged standard narratives, while others were faulted for failing to do so. Drawing directly upon interviews with many key combatants: museum administrators, community activists, curators, and scholars, Displays of Power authoritatively analyzes these episodes of America struggling to redefine itself in the late twentieth century
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 069/.5
  • 069/.5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
AM151
LC item number
.D84 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Displays of power : memory and amnesia in the American museum, Steven C. Dubin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-282) and index
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  • zbnus
  • mel
Contents
1. Introduction: Museums as Contested Sites -- 2. Crossing 125th Street: Harlem on My Mind Revisited -- 3. "The Troubles" in the New World: The Uncivil War over Gaelic Gotham -- 4. War of the Words: Psychoanalysis and Its Discontents -- 5. A Matter of Perspective: Revisionist History and The West as America -- 6. Battle Royal: The Final Mission of the Enola Gay -- 7. The Postmodern Exhibition: Cut on the Bias, or Is Enola Gay a Verb?
Control code
000014328692
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 290 p.
Isbn
9780814718896
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
98058108
Other physical details
ill.
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.b1877555x
System control number
  • 14328692ls
  • (OCoLC)40498150

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