E-books: Museum and Heritage Studies

  • The Politics of Contemporary Art Biennials: Spectacles of Critique, Theory and Art book cover

    The Politics of Contemporary Art Biennials

    Spectacles of Critique, Theory and Art

    By Panos Kompatsiaris

    Contemporary art biennials are sites of prestige, innovation and experimentation, where the category of art is meant to be in perpetual motion, rearranged and redefined, opening itself to the world and its contradictions. They are sites of a seemingly peaceful cohabitation between the elitist and…

    eBook – 2017-03-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • The Routledge Handbook of Language and Humor book cover

    The Routledge Handbook of Language and Humor

    Edited by Salvatore Attardo

    The Routledge Handbook of Language and Humor presents the first ever comprehensive, in-depth treatment of all the sub-fields of the linguistics of humor, broadly conceived as the intersection of the study of language and humor. The reader will find a thorough historical, terminological,…

    eBook – 2017-02-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Handbooks in Linguistics

  • Spectral Spaces and Hauntings book cover

    Spectral Spaces and Hauntings

    Edited by Christina Lee

    This anthology explores the spatial dimension and politics of haunting. It considers how the ‘appearance’ of absence, emptiness and the imperceptible can indicate an overwhelming presence of something that once was, and still is, (t)here. At its core, the book asks: how and why do certain places…

    eBook – 2017-02-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

  • Archaeologies of “Us” and “Them”: Debating History, Heritage and Indigeneity book cover

    Archaeologies of “Us” and “Them”

    Debating History, Heritage and Indigeneity

    Edited by Charlotta Hillerdal, Anna Karlström, Carl-Gösta Ojala

    Archaeologies of “Us” and “Them” explores the concept of indigeneity within the field of archaeology and heritage and in particular examines the shifts in power that occur when ‘we’ define ‘the other’ by categorizing ‘them’ as indigenous. Recognizing the complex and shifting distinctions between…

    eBook – 2017-02-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Archaeology

  • Wonder in Contemporary Artistic Practice book cover

    Wonder in Contemporary Artistic Practice

    Edited by Christian Mieves, Irene Brown

    Wonder has an established link to the history and philosophy of science. However, there is little acknowledgement of the relationship between the visual arts and wonder. This book presents a new perspective on this overlooked connection, allowing a unique insight into the role of wonder in…

    eBook – 2017-01-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • Museums and Photography: Displaying Death book cover

    Museums and Photography

    Displaying Death

    By Elena Stylianou, Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert

    Museums and Photography combines a strong theoretical approach with international case studies to investigate the display of death in various types of museums—history, anthropology, art, ethnographic, and science museums – and to understand the changing role of photography in museums. …

    eBook – 2016-12-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Museum Studies

  • The Routledge Companion to Intangible Cultural Heritage book cover

    The Routledge Companion to Intangible Cultural Heritage

    Edited by Michelle L. Stefano, Peter Davis

    This collection provides an in-depth and up-to-date examination of the concept of Intangible Cultural Heritage and the issues surrounding its value to society. Critically engaging with the UNESCO 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, the book also discusses…

    eBook – 2016-12-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Companions

  • Global Mobilities: Refugees, Exiles, and Immigrants in Museums and Archives book cover

    Global Mobilities

    Refugees, Exiles, and Immigrants in Museums and Archives

    Edited by Amy K. Levin

    Global Mobilities illustrates the significant engagement of museums and archives with populations that have experienced forced or willing migration: emigrants, exiles, refugees, asylum seekers, and others. The volume explores the role of public institutions in the politics of integration and…

    eBook – 2016-12-08
    Routledge

  • Re-envisioning the Contemporary Art Canon: Perspectives in a Global World book cover

    Re-envisioning the Contemporary Art Canon

    Perspectives in a Global World

    Edited by Ruth E Iskin

    Re-envisioning the Contemporary Art Canon: Perspectives in a Global World seeks to dissect and interrogate the nature of the present-day art field, which has experienced dramatic shifts in the past 50 years. In discussions of the canon of art history, the notion of ‘inclusiveness’, both at the…

    eBook – 2016-12-08
    Routledge

  • The Semiotics of Movement in Space book cover

    The Semiotics of Movement in Space

    By Robert James McMurtrie

    The Semiotics of Movement in Space explores how people move through buildings and interact with objects in space. Focusing on visitors to the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, McMurtrie analyses and interprets movement and space relations to highlight new developments and applications of…

    eBook – 2016-12-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Multimodality

  • Museum Ethics in Practice book cover

    Museum Ethics in Practice

    By Gary Edson

    This volume is a guide to the difficult ethical questions museums work entails. While promoting the value of ethical theory and practice in museums, Edson tackles several key controversies and also corrects a number of prevailing misconceptions about museum ethics, such as the difference between…

    eBook – 2016-11-25
    Routledge

  • Architectural Conservation in Asia: National Experiences and Practice book cover

    Architectural Conservation in Asia

    National Experiences and Practice

    By John H. Stubbs, Robert G. Thomson

    At a time when organized heritage protection in Asia is developing at a rapid pace, Architectural Conservation in Asia provides the first comprehensive overview of architectural conservation practice from Afghanistan to the Philippines. The country-by-country analysis adopted by the book draws out…

    eBook – 2016-11-10
    Routledge

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