Museum Politics

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Pub. Date: 2002-05-01
Publisher(s): Univ of Minnesota Pr
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Summary

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
1(18)
Nuclear Reactions: The (Re) Presentation of Hiroshima at the National Air and Space Museum
19(18)
Memorializing Mass Murder: The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
37(28)
Signs of Empire/Empires of Sign: Daimyo Culture in the District of Columbia
65(17)
Inventing the Southwest: The Fred Harvey Company and Native American Art
82(18)
Museum Pieces: Politics and Knowledge at the American Museum of Natural History
100(24)
The Missouri Botanical Garden: Sharing Knowledge about Plants to Preserve and Enrich Life
124(22)
Southwestern Environments as Hyperreality: The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
146(19)
Superpower Aircraft and Aircrafting Superpower: The Pima Air and Space Museum
165(21)
Strange Attractor: The Tech Museum of Innovation
186(17)
Channeling the News Stream: The Full Press of a Free Press at the Newseum
203(15)
Conclusion: Piecing Together Knowledge and Pulling Apart Power at the Museum 218(13)
Notes 231(28)
Index 259

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