1st Edition

Open(ing) Authority Through Community Engagement
Museums & Social Issues 7:2 Thematic Issue

ISBN 9781611328271
Published September 30, 2012 by Routledge
156 Pages

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Book Description

This book focuses on community engagement in museum and archaeological contexts. It shows how the process of opening authority through engagement is implicitly and explicitly connected to a variety of social issues and, as a consequence, is a social issue in itself.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
Elizabeth A. Bollwerk and Natalye B. Tate

2. Footprints of the Ancestors: Reengaging Hopi Youth with Their Culture
George Gumerman, Joelle Clark, Elmer J. Satala, and Ruby Chimerica

3. Chicago Cultural Alliance: Promoting Social Change and Cultural Diversity
Rebeccah Sanders and Elise Fulara

4. From Memory to Action: Multisited Visitor Action at the United States Holocaust Memorial
Joy Sather-Wagstaff and Rebekah Sobel

5. Engaging Chicago's Communities in Climate Action
Mario Longoni and Ryan Lugalia-Hollon

6. Paradoxes in Designs for New Philadelphia National Historic Landmark
Kathryn O. Fay and Christopher Fennel

7. The C.H. Nash Museum at Chucalissa: Community Engagement at an Archaeological Site
Robert P. Connolly, Samantha E. Gibbs, and Mallory L. Bader

8. To Form a More Perfect Union: National Civil Rights Museum
Tracy Lauritzen Wright

9. Public Art and Exhibitions Made for a Social Purpose
Robyn Buseman, Thora Jacobson, and Cynthia Little

10. Museums as Third Places or What? Accessing the Social Without Reservations
Natalye B. Tate

11. Concluding Comments
Elizabeth A. Bollwerk

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