Pasts beyond Memory: Evolution, Museums, Colonialism / Edition 1

Pasts beyond Memory: Evolution, Museums, Colonialism / Edition 1

by Tony Bennett
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415247470

ISBN-13: 9780415247474

Pub. Date: 08/01/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Contributing to current debates on relationships between culture and the social, and the the rapidly changing practices of modern museums as they seek to shed the legacies of both evolutionary conceptions and colonial science, this important new work explores how evolutionary museums developed in the USA, UK, and Australia in the late nineteenth century.

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Contributing to current debates on relationships between culture and the social, and the the rapidly changing practices of modern museums as they seek to shed the legacies of both evolutionary conceptions and colonial science, this important new work explores how evolutionary museums developed in the USA, UK, and Australia in the late nineteenth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415247474
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/01/2004
Series:
Museum Meanings Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

1Dead circuses : expertise, exhibition, government12
2The archaeological gaze of the historical sciences36
3Reassembling the museum64
4The connective tissue of civilisation85
5Selective memory : racial recall and civic renewal at the American Museum of Natural History114
6Evolutionary ground zero : colonialism and the fold of memory136
7Words, things and vision : evolution 'at a glance'160
Postscript : slow modernity187

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