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The Birth of the Museum: History, Theory, Politics

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In a series of richly detailed case studies from Britian, Australia and North America, Tony Bennett investigates how nineteenth- and twentieth-century museums, fairs and exhibitions have organized their collections, and their visitors.



Discussing the historical development of museums alongside that of the fair and the international exhibition, Bennett sheds new light upon t
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Paperback, 288 pages
Published May 4th 1995 by Routledge (first published May 1st 1995)
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Kristi
Sep 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Bennett examines the power dynamics of museums, fairs and international exhibitions. In dialogue with Foucault, Bennett argues that public museums are not only places of education and knowledge, but of social reform. Yet, Bennett is interested in how the power dynamic of social reform operates and whether institutional intentions are successful. For instance, he finds that while the performance platform occupied a position of surveillance, it did not exert control over urban environments. Simila ...more
Alexandra Rolo
Oct 15, 2012 rated it liked it
Mais uma leitura da área da museologia. Tony Bennet apresenta-nos uma série de estudos de caso de vários museus e exposições à medida que fala sobre a história destes espaços públicos criados para todos como forma de combater os momentos que muitos homens passavam nos cafés a consumir álcool.
Não é uma leitura que vai agradar a qualquer pessoa mas para quem está na área é interessante ver as ideias por detrás da criação dos museus em várias zonas do globo.

in: http://livrosportodolado.blogs.sapo.p
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Tony Bennett is an English academic who has also worked in Australia. Bennett is an important figure in the development of the Australian approach to cultural studies known as "cultural policy studies."
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