On Display: New Essays in Cultural Studies

On Display: New Essays in Cultural Studies

by Anna Smith
     
 

A group of New Zealand's leading cultural studies scholars provide their perspectives on the politics of display in this thought-provoking collection of essays. Philip Armstrong, Roger Blackley, Kyla McFarlane, Annie Potts, and Paul Williams, among others, showcase their thinking about cultural activities—looking and showing, viewing and arranging—that

Overview

A group of New Zealand's leading cultural studies scholars provide their perspectives on the politics of display in this thought-provoking collection of essays. Philip Armstrong, Roger Blackley, Kyla McFarlane, Annie Potts, and Paul Williams, among others, showcase their thinking about cultural activities—looking and showing, viewing and arranging—that are deeply embedded in ideology. From the antique plaster casts held by Auckland Museum to the wild foods on New Zealand's West Coast, the essays pursue a variety of trajectories on how New Zealanders display themselves and what they profess and contest in their collective representations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780864734549
Publisher:
Victoria University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2005
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Anna Smith is an instructor in the English department at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. Lydia Wevers is the director of the Stout Research Center at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

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