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Forthcoming Museum Studies Books

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Forthcoming Books

  1. The Serious Leisure Perspective

    An Introduction

    By Sam Elkington, Robert A. Stebbins

    The "Serious Leisure Perspective" (SLP) is a theoretical framework that can help us understand the complexities of modern leisure as both an activity and an experience. Bringing together the study of serious leisure, casual leisure and project-based leisure, it is an essential component of the...

    To Be Published July 17th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Museum Mediations

    Reframing Ekphrasis in Contemporary American Poetry

    By Barbara K. Fisher

    Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory

    This interdisciplinary study participates in the ongoing critical conversation about postwar American poetry and visual culture, while advancing that field into the arena of the museum. Turning to contemporary poems about the visual arts that foreground and interrogate a museum setting, the book...

    To Be Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Museum as Process

    Translating Local and Global Knowledges

    Edited by Raymond Silverman

    Series: Museum Meanings

    The museum has become a vital strategic space for negotiating ownership of and access to knowledges produced in local settings. Museum as Process presents community-engaged "culture work" of a group of scholars whose collaborative projects consider the social spaces between the museum and community...

    To Be Published August 26th 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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 August 31st 2014 by Routledge India

  5. 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,...

    To Be Published September 1st 2014 by Routledge

  6. 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...

    To Be Published September 1st 2014 by Routledge

  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...

    To Be Published September 15th 2014 by Routledge

  8. 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...

    To Be Published September 17th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Modern Art in Pakistan

    History, Tradition, Place

    By Simone Wille

    Series: Visual and Media Histories

    This book explores modern art in Pakistan and its innovative interpretation of ‘space’ since the country’s independence. It shows that modernism and artistic subjectivity have been shaped by numerous lineages, including the colonial era and its legacies, and is a product of South Asian Islamic...

    To Be Published September 30th 2014 by Routledge India

  10. 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...

    To Be Published October 17th 2014 by Routledge