The Resource Museum rhetoric : building civic identity in national spaces, M. Elizabeth Weiser, (ebook)

Museum rhetoric : building civic identity in national spaces, M. Elizabeth Weiser, (ebook)

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Museum rhetoric : building civic identity in national spaces
Title
Museum rhetoric
Title remainder
building civic identity in national spaces
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M. Elizabeth Weiser
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eng
Summary
In today's diverse societies, museums are the primary institutions within the public sphere in which individuals can both engage critical thought and celebrate community. This volume uses the lens of rhetoric to explore the role these societal repositories play in establishing and altering cultural heritage and national identity. Based on fieldwork conducted in over sixty museums in twenty-two countries across six continents, Museum Rhetoric explores how heritage museum exhibits persuade visitors to unite their own sense of identity with that of the broader civic society and how the latter changes in response. Elizabeth Weiser explores what compels communities, organizations, and nations to create museum spaces, and how museums operate as sites of both civic engagement and rhetorical persuasion. Moving beyond rhetorical explorations of museums as "memory sites," she shows how they intentionally straddle the divides between style and content, intellect and affect, unity and diversity, and why their portrayal of the past matters to civic life-and particularly studies of nationalism-in the present and future. Deeply researched and artfully argued, Museum Rhetoric sheds light on the public impact of cultural and aesthetic heritage and opens avenues of inquiry for scholars of museum studies and public history
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Midwest
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Weiser, M. Elizabeth
Dewey number
069
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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The RSA series in transdisciplinary rhetoric
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  • Museums
  • National museums
  • Rhetoric
  • Nationalism
  • Cultural property
  • Electronic books
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adult
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Museum rhetoric : building civic identity in national spaces, M. Elizabeth Weiser, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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9780271080222
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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MWT11983433
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11983433
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MWT11983433
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Museum rhetoric : building civic identity in national spaces, M. Elizabeth Weiser, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780271080222
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11983433
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11983433
System control number
MWT11983433
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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