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Representing The Nation: A Reader: Histories, Heritage And Museums

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Gathering key writings from leading thinkers in cultural studies, cultural history, and museum studies, Representing The Nation: A Reader explores the role cultural institutions play in creating and shaping our sense of ourselves as a nation. With an international perspective focusing on the USA, France, Australia, the UK and India, leading figures and authors, including Tony Bennet, Ralph Samuel and Carol Duncan examine the way the past is preserved, represented and consumed as our heritage'. Written in three sections, the book examines: strategies involved in creating and sustaining a national culture the growth of heritage culture, from the founding of the National Trust in 1895 to the heritage acts of the 1980s; why it has become important for nations to preserve the past and in whose name is it preserved and displayed; the historical development of the public museum; issues and difficulties facing museums today; and the competing demands and interests of public funding bodies, tourists and local communities. For the disciplines of both museum studies and cultural studies this will be vital reading material, and is also perfect as a course reader for an MA in media and cultural studies. Published in 1999, this paperback edition is in a good, used condition. The front cover has been slightly scuffed and the spine is a little bumped and creased. The back cover has a few small marks. The page block is clean and bright and free from annotations, highlighting or underlinings.

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Author(s):
Edited by David Boswell and Jessica Evans
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
24.5cmx17.5cmx3cm
Edition:
1999 first edition
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
041520870X
ISBN-13:
9780415208703
Number of pages:
472
Publisher:
Routledge
Title:
Representing The Nation: A Reader: Histories, Heritage And Museums

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Gathering key writings from leading thinkers in cultural studies, cultural history, and museum studies, Representing The Nation: A Reader explores the role cultural institutions play in creating and shaping our sense of ourselves as a nation. With an international perspective focusing on the USA, France, Australia, the UK and India, leading figures and authors, including Tony Bennet, Ralph Samuel and Carol Duncan examine the way the past is preserved, represented and consumed as our heritage'. Written in three sections, the book examines: strategies involved in creating and sustaining a national culture the growth of heritage culture, from the founding of the National Trust in 1895 to the heritage acts of the 1980s; why it has become important for nations to preserve the past and in whose name is it preserved and displayed; the historical development of the public museum; issues and difficulties facing museums today; and the competing demands and interests of public funding bodies, tourists and local communities. For the disciplines of both museum studies and cultural studies this will be vital reading material, and is also perfect as a course reader for an MA in media and cultural studies. Published in 1999, this paperback edition is in a good, used condition. The front cover has been slightly scuffed and the spine is a little bumped and creased. The back cover has a few small marks. The page block is clean and bright and free from annotations, highlighting or underlinings.

Author(s):
Edited by David Boswell and Jessica Evans
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
24.5cmx17.5cmx3cm
Edition:
1999 first edition
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
041520870X
ISBN-13:
9780415208703
Number of pages:
472
Publisher:
Routledge
Title:
Representing The Nation: A Reader: Histories, Heritage And Museums

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