Museums, Migration and Identity in Europe

Museums, Migration and Identity in Europe

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The imperatives surrounding museum representations of place have shifted from the late eighteenth century to today. The political significance of place itself has changed and continues to change at all scales, from local, civic, regional to national and supranational. At the same time, changes in population flows, migration patterns and demographic movement now underscore both cultural and political practice, be it in the accommodation of a€˜diversitya€™ in cultural and social policy, scholarly explorations of hybridity or in state immigration controls. This book investigates the historical and contemporary relationships between museums, places and identities. It brings together contributions from international scholars, academics, practitioners from museums and public institutions, policymakers, and representatives of associations and migrant communities to explore all these issues.And even when they work, they earn on average one-third less than we Italians do. ... the preservation, cataloguing and study of the archive concerning emigration collected over many years by scientific photographer Paolo Cresci ( 1943a€“97).

Title:Museums, Migration and Identity in Europe
Author:Dr Christopher Whitehead, Dr Rhiannon Mason, Dr Susannah Eckersley, Ms Katherine Lloyd
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2015-05-28


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