Representing the Nation A Reader - Histories, Heritage, Museums

ISBN-10: 041520870X
ISBN-13: 9780415208703
Edition: 1999
List price: $50.95
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Description: Representing the Nation gathers key writings from leading cultural thinkers to ask what role cultural institutions play in creating and shaping our sense of ourselves as a nation.

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Book details

List price: $50.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 6/21/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 488
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.398
Language: English

Representing the Nation gathers key writings from leading cultural thinkers to ask what role cultural institutions play in creating and shaping our sense of ourselves as a nation.

List of illustrations
Acknowledgements
Introduction: Nation and Representation
Culture, community and nation
Introduction to Part One
Tradition and Translation: National Culture in its Global Context
Culture, Community, Nation
History and Modernity: Reflections on the Theory of Nationalism
Mass-Producing Traditions: Europe, 1870-1914
Englishness and the National Culture
Representing the past as heritage and its consumption
Introduction to Part Two
Trafficking in History
The Climate of Decline
Resurrectionism
Fatal Attractions
Gazing on History
Museums as classificatory systems and their prehistories
Introduction to Part Three
National Monuments
Fear of Circuses: Founding the National Museum of Victoria
The Chicago World's Columbian Exposition of 1893: "And Was Jerusalem Builded Here?"
From the Princely Gallery to the Public Art Museum: The Louvre Museum and the National Gallery, London
The Exhibitionary Complex
Museums and cultural management
Introduction to Part Four
Attempts to Define 'Museum'
Useful Culture
Cultural Policy: Research and the Government Imperative
Museums are Good to Think: Heritage on View in India
Rewriting The Museums' Fictions: Taxonomies, Stories and Readers
Museums as Contact Zones
Index

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