ebooks and download videos Search All  Title  Author 
Home / Nonfiction / Art / Museum Studies

Reflections of a Culture Broker: A View from the Smithsonian

| £23.39 | €25.88 | Ca$37.61 | Au$37.50
by Richard Kurin
What is this?DRM-EPUB | by download   add to wish list
Reflections of a Culture Broker: A View from the Smithsonian by Richard Kurin

Is culture brokered like stocks, real estate, or marriage? In this engaging book, Richard Kurin shows that cultures are also mediated and indeed brokered by countries, organizations, communities, and individuals -- all with their own vision of the truth and varying abilities to impose it on others. Drawing on his diverse experiences in producing exhibitions and public programs, Kurin challenges culture brokers -- defined broadly to include museum professionals, film-makers, journalists, festival producers, and scholars of many disciplines -- to reveal more clearly the nature of their interpretations, to envision the ways in which their messages can "play" to different audiences, and to better understand the relationship between knowledge, art, politics, and entertainment. The book documents a variety of cases in which the Smithsonian has brokered culture for the American public: a planned exhibit on Jerusalem had to balance both Israeli and Palestinian agendas; debates over the 1996 Olympic Arts Festival presented differing visions of the American South; and the National Air and Space Museum's controversial display of the Enola Gay prompted the Smithsonian to re-examine the role of national museums. Arguing that cultural exhibits reflect a series of decisions about representing someone, someplace, and something, Reflections of a Culture Broker discusses the ethical and technical problems faced by not only those who practice in a museum setting but also anyone charged with representing culture in a public forum.

To view this DRM protected ebook on your desktop or laptop you will need to have Adobe Digital Editions installed. It is a free software. We also strongly recommend that you sign up for an AdobeID at the Adobe website. For more details please see FAQ 1&2. To view this ebook on an iPhone, iPad or Android mobile device you will need the Adobe Digital Editions app, or BlueFire Reader or Txtr app. These are free, too. For more details see this article.

SHARE  Share by Email  Share on Facebook  Share on Twitter  Share on Linked In  Share on Delicious
or call in the US toll free 1-888-866-9150 product ID: 653507

Ebook Details
Size: 7.2 MB
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press
Date published:   2014
ISBN: 9781935623656 (DRM-EPUB)

DRM Settings
Copying:not allowed
Printing:not allowed
Read Aloud:  not allowed

Territory Restrictions
This ebook will NOT be sold to customers with a billing address in:
American Samoa, Canada, Guam, Micronesia (Federated States of), Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Puerto Rico, United States, United States Minor Outlying Islands, Virgin Islands (U.S.)

This product is listed in the following categories:

Nonfiction > Social Science
Nonfiction > Art > Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions
Nonfiction > Art > Museum Studies

This author has products in the following categories:

Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography > Entertainment & Performing Arts
Nonfiction > Performing Arts > Theater > History & Criticism
Nonfiction > Social Science > Women's Studies
Nonfiction > History > United States
Nonfiction > Antiques & Collectibles > Americana
Nonfiction > Art > American
Nonfiction > Social Science
Nonfiction > Art > Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions
Nonfiction > Art > Museum Studies

If you find anything wrong with this product listing, perhaps the description is wrong, the author is incorrect, or it is listed in the wrong category, then please contact us. We will promptly address your feedback.

Submit 5 page SummaryWhat is this?

© 2016