Museum Politics

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Pub. Date: 2002-05-01
Publisher(s): Univ of Minnesota Pr
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Timothy W. Luke is University Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction: Museum Exhibitions as Power Plays xiii
Politics at the Exhibition: Aesthetics, History, and Nationality in the Culture Wars
Nuclear Reactions: The (Re) Presentation of Hiroshima at the National Air and Space Museum
Memorializing Mass Murder: The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Signs of Empire/Empires of Sign: Daimyo Culture in the District of Columbia
Inventing the Southwest: The Fred Harvey Company and Native American Art
Museum Pieces: Politics and Knowledge at the American Museum of Natural History
The Missouri Botanical Garden: Sharing Knowledge about Plants to Preserve and Enrich Life
Southwestern Environments as Hyperreality: The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Superpower Aircraft and Aircrafting Superpower: The Pima Air and Space Museum
Strange Attractor: The Tech Museum of Innovation
Channeling the News Stream: The Full Press of a Free Press at the Newseum
Conclusion: Piecing Together Knowledge and Pulling Apart Power at the Museum 218(13)
Notes 231(28)
Index 259

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