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Destination Culture: Tourism, Museums, and Heritage

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Destination Culture takes the reader on an eye-opening journey from ethnological artifacts to kitsch. Posing the question, "What does it mean to show?" Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett explores the agency of display in a variety of settings: museums, festivals, world's fairs, historical re-creations, memorials, and tourist attractions. She talks about how objects—and people—a ...more
Paperback, 311 pages
Published September 5th 1998 by University of California Press (first published August 6th 1998)
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Terri
Jul 07, 2009 Terri rated it liked it
If you're into ethnography, then this book is for you! Visuals are also presented to showcase the theme of "spectacle". Very interesting but I wouldn't recommend it to people who wants a "fun" book to read.
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Good, but doesn't really add anything new to other research out there.
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