Destination Culture: Tourism, Museums, and Heritage / Edition 1

Destination Culture: Tourism, Museums, and Heritage / Edition 1

by Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett
     
 


"Destination Culture is a book of discovery. Reading it is to accompany Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett through fairs and museums, as a tourist and as an always sharp observer of people. The power of this book is to show how first-rate ethnographic work is also the stuff of cultural studies. This volume, including her widely cited "Exhibiting Jews," shows whySee more details below

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"Destination Culture is a book of discovery. Reading it is to accompany Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett through fairs and museums, as a tourist and as an always sharp observer of people. The power of this book is to show how first-rate ethnographic work is also the stuff of cultural studies. This volume, including her widely cited "Exhibiting Jews," shows why there are few commentators on the cultural scene who are as insightful, critical—and often funny—as Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett."—Sander L. Gilman, author of Smart Jews

"A book of wide appeal that has few rivals . . . . It develops an original perspective on museums and other forums for displaying culture and art and does so in a witty and accessible style."—Ivan Karp, coeditor of Museums and Communities

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520209664
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
09/05/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
311
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction1
Pt. 1The Agency of Display
Objects of Ethnography17
Exhibiting Jews79
Pt. 2A Second Life as Heritage
Destination Museum131
Ellis Island177
Plimoth Plantation189
Pt. 3Undoing the Ethnographic
Confusing Pleasures203
Secrets of Encounter249
Pt. 4Circulating Value
Disputing Taste259
Notes
Index

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