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The politics of display : museums, science, culture /

by Macdonald, Sharon.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1998Description: xiii, 246 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0415153263 (pbk.).Subject(s): Museum exhibits -- Political aspects | Science museums -- Exhibitions -- Political aspects | Exhibitions -- Political aspects | Popular culture -- Political aspects | Political correctness
Contents:
Exhibitions of power and powers of exhibition: an introduction to the politics of display / Sharon Macdonald -- Speaking to the eyes: museums, legibility and the social order / Tony Bennett -- The visibility of difference: nineteenth-century French anthropological collections / Nβelia Dias -- Reifying race: science and art in Races of mankind at the Field Museum of Natural History / Tracy Lang Teslow -- Making nature 'real' again: natural history exhibits and public rhetorics of science at the Smithsonian Institution in the early 1960s / Steven W. Allison-Bunnell -- On interactivity: consumers, citizens and culture / Andrew Barry -- Supermarket science? Consumers and 'the public understanding of science' / Sharon Macdonald -- Nations on display: technology and culture in Expo '92 / Penelope Harvey -- Strangers in paradise: an encounter with fossil man at the Dutch Museum of Natural History / Mary Bouquet -- Can science museums take history seriously? / Jim Bennett -- Birth and breeding: politics on display at the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine / Ken Arnold -- Balancing acts: science, Enola Gay and history wars at the Smithsonian / Thomas F. Gieryn -- Afterword: from war to debate? / Sharon Macdonald.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Exhibitions of power and powers of exhibition: an introduction to the politics of display / Sharon Macdonald -- Speaking to the eyes: museums, legibility and the social order / Tony Bennett -- The visibility of difference: nineteenth-century French anthropological collections / Nβelia Dias -- Reifying race: science and art in Races of mankind at the Field Museum of Natural History / Tracy Lang Teslow -- Making nature 'real' again: natural history exhibits and public rhetorics of science at the Smithsonian Institution in the early 1960s / Steven W. Allison-Bunnell -- On interactivity: consumers, citizens and culture / Andrew Barry -- Supermarket science? Consumers and 'the public understanding of science' / Sharon Macdonald -- Nations on display: technology and culture in Expo '92 / Penelope Harvey -- Strangers in paradise: an encounter with fossil man at the Dutch Museum of Natural History / Mary Bouquet -- Can science museums take history seriously? / Jim Bennett -- Birth and breeding: politics on display at the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine / Ken Arnold -- Balancing acts: science, Enola Gay and history wars at the Smithsonian / Thomas F. Gieryn -- Afterword: from war to debate? / Sharon Macdonald.

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