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Social Relevance Circa 2012

Museums & Social Issues 6:2 Thematic Issue, 1st Edition

Edited by Kris Morrissey, Elizabeth Wood


128 pages

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This book explores the place of museums in addressing a goal the University of Washington staunchly supports—to make the world a better place through education and research. It describes the interpretation of identity across the realm of museum work and social issues.

Table of Contents

1.PrefaceGerald Baldesty2.Editor's Note: Relevance Circa 2012Kris Morrissey3.IntroductionElee Wood4.Commentary: Museums and the New RealityRobert R. Janes5.Survey of the FieldIntroductory CommentsElaine Heumann GurianAdult Homelessness by Rose Paquet KinsleyPTSD: Can Museums Play a Role? by Don L. RomeroAdoption: Where Does It Fit in Museums? by Siri LinzBody Love: Society's Body Image Problem by Ellie KleinwortAmerican Eugenics Program by Carrie PlankAging Out: Emancipation from Foster Care by Tomasina DeVitisE-Waste: A Growing Problem with Global Implications by Zulma-Lin Garcia-MoralesIncarceration of Mentally Ill by Melissa BesedaPreserving the Self: Addressing Dementia by Crista Alejandre6.Museums Rising to the Challenge of "Social Relevance Circa 2012"Douglas WortsBook Reviews7.The Social Work of MuseumsReviewed by Diana Falchuk8.Hot Topics, Public Culture, MuseumsReviewed by Kathleen McLean9.Re-presenting Disabilities:Activism and Agency in the MuseumReviewed by Christine Reich10.AfterwordLois H. Silverman

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Museums & Social Issues

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Archaeology