Museum Frictions Public Cultures/Global Transformations

ISBN-10: 0822338947

ISBN-13: 9780822338949

Edition: 2006

Authors: Ivan Karp, Corinne A. Kratz, Lynn Szwaja, Tomas Ybarra-Frausto, Gustavo Buntinx

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"Museum Frictions" is the third volume in a bestselling series on culture, society, and museums. The first two volumes in the series, "Exhibiting Cultures" and "Museums and Communities," have become defining books for those interested in the politics of museum display and heritage sites. Another classic in the making, "Museum Frictions" is a lavishly illustrated examination of the significant and varied effects of the increasingly globalized world on contemporary museum, heritage, and exhibition practice. The contributors--scholars, artists, and curators--present case studies drawn from Africa, Australia, North and South America, Europe, and Asia. Together they offer a multifaceted analysis of the complex roles that national and community museums, museums of art and history, monuments, heritage sites, and theme parks play in creating public cultures. Whether contrasting the transformation of Africa's oldest museum, the South Africa Museum, with one of its newest, the Lwandle Migrant Labor Museum; offering an interpretation of the audio guide at the Guggenheim Bilbao; reflecting on the relative paucity of art museums in Peru and Cambodia; considering representations of slavery in the United States and Ghana; or meditating on the ramifications of an exhibition of Australian aboriginal art at the Asia Society in New York City, the contributors highlight the frictions, contradictions, and collaborations emerging in museums and heritage sites around the world. The volume opens with an extensive introductory essay by Ivan Karp and Corinne A. Kratz, leading scholars in museum and heritage studies. Contributors. Tony Bennett, David Bunn, Gustavo Buntinx, Cuauhtemoc Camarena, AndreaFraser, Martin Hall, Ivan Karp, Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Corinne A. Kratz, Christine Mullen Kreamer, Joseph Masco, Teresa Morales, Howard Morphy, Ingrid Muan, Fred Myers, Ciraj Rassool, Vicente Razo, Fath Davis Ruffins, Lynn Szwaja, Krista A. Thompson, Leslie Witz, Tomas Ybarra-Frausto
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List price: $33.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 12/7/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 632
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

Ivan Karp is National Endowment for the Humanities Professor and Director of the Center for the Study of Public Scholarship at Emory University. He is author of Fields of Change among the Iteso of Kenya.D. A. Masolo is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Louisville. He is author of African Philosophy in Search of Identity (published by Indiana University Press).

Preface: Museum Frictions: A Project History
Introduction: Museum Frictions: Public Cultures/Global Transformations
Exhibitionary Complexes
Exhibitionary Complexes
Exhibition, Difference, and the Logic of Culture
The Reappearance of the Authentic
Document: 5:29:45 AM
Transforming Museums on Postapartheid Tourist Routes
Isn't This a Wonderful Place? (A Tour of a Tour of the Guggenheim Bilbao)
World Heritage and Cultural Economics
Document: The U.S. Department of Retro
Tactical Museologies
Tactical Museologies
Communities of Sense/Communities of Sentiment: Globalization and the Museum Void in an Extreme Periphery
Document: Declaration on the Importance and Value of Universal Museums
Document: Art Museums and the International Exchange of Cultural Artifacts
Document: Museo Salinas: A Proactive Space Within the Legal Frame, Some Words from the Director
Musings on Museums from Phnom Penh
Community Museums, Memory Politics, and Social Transformation in South Africa: Histories, Possibilities, and Limits
Community Museums and Global Connections: The Union of Community Museums of Oaxaca
Remapping the Museum
Remapping the Museum
The Museum Outdoors: Heritage, Cattle, and Permeable Borders in the Southwestern Kruger National Park
Document: Baghdad Lions to Be Relocated to South Africa
Revisiting the Old Plantation: Reparations, Reconciliation, and Museumizing American Slavery
Shared Heritage, Contested Terrain: Cultural Negotiation and Ghana's Cape Coast Castle Museum Exhibition "Crossroads of People, Crossroads of Trade"
Sites of Persuasion: Yingapungapu at the National Museum of Australia
Document: Destroying While Preserving Junkanoo: The Junkanoo Museum in the Bahamas
The Complicity of Cultural Production: The Contingencies of Performance in Globalizing Museum Practices
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