The Resource Exhibiting patriotism : creating and contesting interpretations of American historic sites, Teresa Bergman

Exhibiting patriotism : creating and contesting interpretations of American historic sites, Teresa Bergman

Label
Exhibiting patriotism : creating and contesting interpretations of American historic sites
Title
Exhibiting patriotism
Title remainder
creating and contesting interpretations of American historic sites
Statement of responsibility
Teresa Bergman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"American nationalism, patriotism and citizenship are proudly on display at historical sites across America-but they are also contested and reshaped by visitors and their engagement with those places. In Exhibiting Patriotism, Bergman analyzes exhibits, interpretive materials, and orientation films at major US sites, from Mt. Rushmore and to the USS Arizona Memorial, where controversy has erupted over the stories they tell about the past. She shows how historic narratives are the result of dynamic relationships between institutions and the public, and how these relationships are changing in an era when museums are becoming more visitor-centered, seeing visitors as partners in historical interpretation. Drawing on film theory, memory studies, visual communication, and visitor studies, Bergman offers an important analysis for scholars and professionals in American studies, museum studies, public history, and communication and media studies"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
EBLCP
Dewey number
973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E159
LC item number
.B45 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Exhibiting patriotism : creating and contesting interpretations of American historic sites, Teresa Bergman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : necessary tensions -- Submerged patriotism : evolving representation at the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial Visitor Center -- The Chinese get on board at the California State Railroad Museum -- The day the plaster fell : museological change comes to the Alamo -- Sex and gender in the Lincoln Memorial : the politics of interpreting Lincoln's legacy -- Patriotism carved in stone : Mt. Rushmore's evolution as national symbol -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn823721307
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (253 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781611327823
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b28200482
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)823721307
  • pebco1611326796

Library Locations

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