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    The Birth of the Museum: History, Theory, Politics (Culture: Policies and Politics) (Paperback) By (author) Tony Bennett

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    DescriptionIn 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 the relationship between modern forms of official and popular culture. Using Foucaltian perspectives The Birth of the Museum explores how the public museum should be understood not just as a place of instruction, but as a reformatory of manners in which a wide range of regulated social routines and performances take place. This invigorating study enriches and challenges the understanding of the museum, and places it at the centre of modern relations between culture and government. For students of museum, cultural and sociology studies, this will be an asset to their reading list.

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    The Birth of the Museum
    History, Theory, Politics
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tony Bennett
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 157 mm
    Height: 249 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 476 g
    ISBN 13: 9780415053884
    ISBN 10: 0415053889

    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Ingram Subject Code: RB
    BIC subject category V2: JFC
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: JHM
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Libri: I-RB
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.6
    BIC subject category V2: JPA
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25820
    BIC subject category V2: GM
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BIC E4L: LIB
    DC20: 306.4
    BISAC V2.8: ART023000, REF000000
    DC22: 069
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    Abridged Dewey: 069
    LC classification: AM7.B39 19
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    LC classification: AM7 .B39 1995
    Thema V1.0: JPA, JHM, GLZ, JBCC
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    26 b&w photos
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
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    Publication date
    04 May 1995
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