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Museums And Difference

Museums And Difference

by Daniel J. Sherman
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ISBN-13: 9780253219350
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 12/01/2007
Series: 21st Century Studies Series
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 459,527
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.93(d)

About the Author

Daniel J. Sherman is Professor of History and Director of the Center for 21st Century Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. He is author of The Construction of Memory in Interwar France and editor (with Terry Nardin) of Terror, Culture, Politics (IUP, 2006).

Table of Contents


Introduction Daniel J. Sherman

Part 1. Representing Difference
1. Art Museums and Commonality: A History of High Ideals Andrew McClellan
2. "The Last Wild Indian in North America": Changing Museum Representations of Ishi Ira Jacknis
3. National Museums and Other Cultures in Modern Japan Angus Lockyer
4. Cultural Difference and Cultural Diversity: The Case of the Musée du Quai Branly Nélia Dias
5. Gunther von Hagens's Body Worlds: Exhibitionary Practice, German History, and Difference Peter M. McIsaac

Part 2. Representing Differently
6. Meta Warrick's 1907 "Negro Tableaux" and (Re)Presenting African American Historical Memory W. Fitzhugh Brundage
7. Skulls on Display: The Science of Race in Paris's Musée de l'Homme, 1928-1950 Alice L. Conklin
8. Dossier: "Inventing Race" in Los Angeles Ilona Katzew and Daniel J. Sherman
9. Living and Dying: Ethnography, Class, and Aesthetics in the British Museum Lissant Bolton
10. Museums and Historical Amnesia William H. Truettner


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[D]emonstrates both the centrality and rapidly changing significance of difference in museum practice and poses a number of critical questions for future scholarship, such as, for example, whether or not aesthetic distinctions can ever be employed in museums in a manner that does not privilege the identity of one or another social group. —David O'Brien, University of Illinois at Urban

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