Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Get Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - Museums, Prejudice and the Reframing of Difference by Richard Sandell

How, if it all, do museums shape the ways in which society understands difference? In recent decades there has been growing international interest amongst practitioners, academics and policy makers in the role that museums might play in confronting prejudice and promoting human rights and cross-cultural understanding. Museums in many parts of the world are increasingly concerned to construct exhibitions which represent, in more equitable ways, the culturally pluralist societies within which they operate, accommodating and engaging with differences on the basis of gender, race, ethnicity, class, religion, disability, sexuality and so on. Despite the ubiquity of these trends, there is nevertheless limited understanding of the social effects, and attendant political consequences, of these purposive representational strategies. Richard Sandell combines interdisciplinary theoretical perspectives with in-depth empirical investigation to address a number of timely questions. How do audiences engage with and respond to exhibitions designed to contest, subvert and reconfigure prejudiced conceptions of social groups? To what extent can museums be understood to shape, not simply reflect, normative understandings of difference, acceptability and tolerance? What are the challenges for museums which attempt to engage audiences in debating morally charged and contested contemporary social issues and how might these be addressed? Sandell argues that museums frame, inform and enable the conversations which audiences and society more broadly have about difference and highlights the moral and political challenges, opportunities and responsibilities which accompany these constitutive qualities.

Buy Museums, Prejudice and the Reframing of Difference by Richard Sandell from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780415367486
ISBN-10: 0415367484
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 17mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - Museums, Prejudice and the Reframing of Difference by Richard Sandell

Book Reviews - Museums, Prejudice and the Reframing of Difference by Richard Sandell

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Museums, Prejudice and the Reframing of Difference book by Richard Sandell and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Richard Sandell

University of Leicester, UK

Books By Richard Sandell

Museums, Equality and Social Justice by Richard Sandell
Hardback, April 2012
$180.00
Re-Presenting Disability by Richard Sandell
Paperback, January 2010
$54.89
Museum Management and Marketing by Richard Sandell
Paperback, February 2007
$64.79