Destination Culture: Tourism, Museums, and Heritage
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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
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.
Shelly
Good, but doesn't really add anything new to other research out there.
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