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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 131 new and published books in the subject of Museum Studies — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. No Touching, No Spitting, No Praying

    The Museum in South Asia

    Edited by Saloni Mathur, Kavita Singh

    Series: Visual and Media Histories

    This volume brings together a range of essays that offer a new perspective on the dynamic history of the museum as a cultural institution in South Asia. It traces the museum from its origin as a tool of colonialism and adoption as a vehicle of sovereignty in the nationalist period, till its role in...

    To Be Published November 28th 2014 by Routledge India

  2. World Heritage Management and Human Rights

    Edited by Stener Ekern, William Logan, Birgitte Sauge, Amund Sinding-Larsen

    This book focuses on the balance between protecting human rights and protecting world heritage sites. It concerns itself with the idea that the management of heritage properties worldwide may fail to adequately respect traditional entitlements and rights of individuals and communities living within...

    To Be Published November 28th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Performing the Self

    Women's Lives in Historical Perspective

    Edited by Katie Barclay, Sarah Richardson

    That the self is ‘performed’, created through action rather than having a prior existence, has been an important methodological intervention in our understanding of human experience. It has been particularly significant for studies of gender, helping to destabilise models of selfhood where women...

    Published November 20th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Designing for the Museum Visitor Experience

    By Tiina Roppola

    Series: Routledge Research in Museum Studies

    Exhibition environments are enticingly complex spaces: as facilitators of experience; as free-choice learning contexts; as theaters of drama; as encyclopedic warehouses of cultural and natural heritage; as two-, three- and four-dimensional storytellers; as sites for self-actualizing leisure...

    Published November 10th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Museums, Heritage and International Development

    Edited by Paul Basu, Wayne Modest

    Series: Routledge Studies in Culture and Development

    While many claims are made regarding the power of cultural heritage as a driver and enabler of sustainable development, the relationship between museums, heritage and development has received little academic scrutiny. This book stages a critical conversation between the interdisciplinary fields of...

    Published October 27th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Modern Art in Pakistan

    History, Tradition, Place

    By Simone Wille

    Series: Visual and Media Histories

    Modern Art in Pakistan examines interaction of space, tradition, and history to analyse artistic production in Pakistan from the 1950s to recent times. It traces the evolution of modernism in Pakistan and frames it in a global context in the aftermath of Partition. A masterful insight into South...

    Published October 24th 2014 by Routledge India

  7. Sites of Popular Music Heritage

    Memories, Histories, Places

    Edited by Sara Cohen, Robert Knifton, Marion Leonard, Les Roberts

    Series: Routledge Studies in Popular Music

    This volume examines the location of memories and histories of popular music and its multiple pasts, exploring the different ‘places’ in which popular music can be situated, including the local physical site, the museum storeroom and exhibition space, and the digitized archive and display space...

    Published September 17th 2014 by Routledge

  8. New Directions in Museum Ethics

    Edited by Janet Marstine, Alexander Bauer, Chelsea Haines

    This book considers key ethical questions in museum policy and practice, particularly those related to issues of collection and display. What does a collection signify in the twenty-first century museum? How does an engagement with immateriality challenge museums’ concept of ownership, and how does...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Sharing Archaeology

    Academe, Practice and the Public

    Edited by Peter Stone, Zhao Hui

    Series: Routledge Studies in Archaeology

    As a discipline, Archaeology has developed rapidly over the last half-century. The increase in so-called ‘public archaeology,’ with its wide range of television programming, community projects, newspaper articles, and enhanced site-based interpretation has taken archaeology from a closed academic...

    Published September 5th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Intangible Natural Heritage

    New Perspectives on Natural Objects

    Edited by Eric Dorfman

    Series: Routledge Studies in Heritage

    The topic of intangible natural heritage is new, recently emerging as an important subject of inquiry. It describes the untouchable elements of the environment that combine to create natural objects, and help define our relationship to them. These elements can be sensory, like auditory landscapes,...

    Published September 1st 2014 by Routledge