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

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

1st Edition

Elizabeth A Bollwerk, Natalye B Tate, Robert P Connolly
September 30, 2012

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....

Eating Together in Our Changing World: Museums & Social Issues 7:1 Thematic Issue

Eating Together in Our Changing World: Museums & Social Issues 7:1 Thematic Issue

1st Edition

Kris Morrissey, Emily Sparling
March 31, 2012

This book provides glimpses into the vast food movement in America and around the world, and explores the intersection of the food movement and museum practice. It describes the myriad ways that museums are engaging with their communities and their own operations around food and food issues....

Social Relevance Circa 2012: Museums & Social Issues 6:2 Thematic Issue

Social Relevance Circa 2012: Museums & Social Issues 6:2 Thematic Issue

1st Edition

Kris Morrissey, Elizabeth Wood
September 30, 2011

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....

Rethinking Incarceration: Museums & Social Issues 6:1 Thematic Issue

Rethinking Incarceration: Museums & Social Issues 6:1 Thematic Issue

1st Edition

Kris Morrissey, Marjorie Schwarzer
June 30, 2011

Pursuing Wellness: Museums & Social Issues 5:2 Thematic Issue

Pursuing Wellness: Museums & Social Issues 5:2 Thematic Issue

1st Edition

John Fraser, Judith Koke
September 30, 2010

Losing Touch with Nature?: Museums & Social Issues 4:2 Thematic Issue

Losing Touch with Nature?: Museums & Social Issues 4:2 Thematic Issue

1st Edition

Elizabeth Baird, Kris Morrissey
September 30, 2009

Science & Civic Life: Museums & Social Issues 4:1 Thematic Issue

Science & Civic Life: Museums & Social Issues 4:1 Thematic Issue

1st Edition

Kris Morrissey, Robert Garfinkle
March 31, 2009

This book promotes the idea and the practice of a scientific culture in science museums, art museums, gardens, libraries, coffee houses, school meetings and social gatherings. It encourages common man to think about, use and sometimes contribute to science....

Immigrants in America: Museums & Social Issues 3:2 Thematic Issue

Immigrants in America: Museums & Social Issues 3:2 Thematic Issue

1st Edition

Kris Morrissey, Ron Chew
September 30, 2008

This book focuses on new patterns of settlement, emphasizing the economic factors and types of industries drawing immigrants away from gateway areas in America. It highlights prejudice while non-immigrants become accustomed to immigrant neighbors....

Where is Queer?: Museums & Social Issues 3:1 Thematic Issue

Where is Queer?: Museums & Social Issues 3:1 Thematic Issue

1st Edition

John Fraser, Joe E Heimlich
March 31, 2008

This book addresses heteronormativism, a concept that is extremely important for understanding visitors' ability to feel welcome in our spaces. It looks at homophobia and queer identities: the lack of a material culture to represent what is unique about sexual identity in society....

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