Drawing upon material from Britain, Canada, the United States, Australia and New Zealand, Making Representations explores the ways in which museums and anthropologists are responding to pressures in the field by developing new policies and practices, and forging new relationships with communities. Simpson examines the increasing number of museums and cultural centres being established by indigenous and immigrant communities as they take control of the interpretive process and challenge the traditional role of the museum. Museum studies students and museum professionals will all find this a stimulating and valuable read.The displays in both the Museum of the Cherokee Indian and the Cherokee National Museum are now more than twenty years old ... town is full of every conceivable stereotype of American Indians representing tribal groups from all across the North American continent. ... fringed vests, and moccasins; Cherokees in full Plains Indian costume, complete with war bonnets, stand outside Plains Indian tipisanbsp;...
|Author||:||Moira G. Simpson|
|Publisher||:||Routledge - 2012-12-06|