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Reflections of a culture broker : a view from the Smithsonian, Richard Kurin

Label
Reflections of a culture broker : a view from the Smithsonian
Title
Reflections of a culture broker
Title remainder
a view from the Smithsonian
Statement of responsibility
Richard Kurin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Is culture brokered like stocks, real estate, or marriage? In this engaging book, Richard Kurin shows that cultures are always mediated and indeed brokered by countries, organizations, communities, and individuals - all with their own vision of the truth and varying abilities to impose it on others. Arguing that cultural exhibits reflect a series of decisions about representing someone, someplace, and something, Reflections of a Culture Broker discusses the ethical and technical problems faced by not only those who practice in a museum setting but also anyone charged with representing culture in a public forum
Cataloging source
TOC
Dewey number
069/.09753
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
GN36.U62
LC item number
D5775 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Reflections of a culture broker : a view from the Smithsonian, Richard Kurin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 287-307) and index
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Contents
Foreword / I. Michael Heyman -- 1. Prologue: Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief -- 2. Introduction: Brokering Culture -- 3. Brokering the Smithsonian's 150th Anniversary -- 4. Making a Museum Object -- 5. Exhibiting the Enola Gay -- 6. What's With Anthropology? -- 7. Debating Racially and Culturally Specific Museums -- 8. The Festival on the Mall -- 9. The Festival of India -- 10. Brokering Post-Cold War Folklore -- 11. America's Reunion on the Mall: A Presidential Inaugural -- 12. O Jerusalem! -- 13. Workers' Culture in the White House -- 14. What Is It? The American South at the Olympics -- 15. Conclusion: The New Study and Curation of Culture
Control code
000013081847
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 315 p.
Isbn
9781560987895
Lccn
97006974
Other physical details
ill.
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.b24844007
System control number
  • sry24844007
  • (OCoLC)36393451

Library Locations

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