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Title :

Destination culture : tourism, museums, and heritage

Author :
KIRSHENBLATT-GIMBLETT, Barbara ;
Publication year :
1998
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Anthology of essays that deal with agencies of display in museums, festivals, world's fairs, historical recreations and tourist attractions. Essays are: 'Objects of ethnography,' on the paradox of showing things never meant to be displayed; 'Exhibiting Jews,' on Jewish participation in world's fair 1851-1940; 'Destination museum,' on the role of exhibition in the production of heritage; 'Ellis Island,' on how a defunct federal office is reborn as a shrine; 'Plimoth Plantation,' on this living museum of 'everyman's history' and how it achieves its effects; 'Confusing pleasures,' on the Los Angeles Festival of 1990 and performance at the interface of cultural encounter; 'Secrets of encounter,' on the inaugural exhibition of the Museum for African Art in New York, and a mode of reception in which confusion is pleasurable; and 'Disputing taste,' on the social location and circulation of values in the museum of the life world where everyone is a curator of sorts. ;
Pagination/Size :
326 ; xviii, 326 p.; ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Ethnologie ; Goût (esthétique) ; Juifs ; Los Angeles (CA, USA) ; Musée ; New York (NY, USA), Ellis Island Immigration Museum ; New York (NY, USA), Museum for African Art ; Patrimoine artistique ; Plymouth (MA, USA), Plimouth Plantation ; Présentation ; Tourisme ; 1800-2000 ;
Descriptors :
Cultural heritage ; Display techniques ; Ethnology ; Jews ; Los Angeles (CA, USA) ; Museums ; New York (NY, USA), Ellis Island Immigration Museum ; New York (NY, USA), Museum for African Art ; Plymouth (MA, USA), Plimouth Plantation ; Taste (aesthetics) ; Tourism ; 1800-2000 ;
Document type :
Ouvrage ;
INIST identifier :
24991987 ;
ISBN :
ISBN 0520204670 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
Berkeley; London; University of California Press
Publisher country :
UNITED STATES ; UNITED KINGDOM ;