Representing the Nation: A Reader : Histories, Heritage and Museums
Jessica Evans, David Boswell, David Mark Boswell
Psychology Press, 1999 - Art - 471 pages
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:
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 a new MA in media and cultural studies.
Robert W Rydell
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