Chapter 18. Museums and the Constitution of Culture

  1. Mark D. Jacobs and
  2. Nancy Weiss Hanrahan
  1. Jan Marontate

Published Online: 30 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470996744.ch19

The Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Culture

The Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Culture

How to Cite

Marontate, J. (2005) Museums and the Constitution of Culture, in The Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Culture (eds M. D. Jacobs and N. W. Hanrahan), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470996744.ch19

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631231745

Online ISBN: 9780470996744

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Keywords:

  • museums;
  • organizational models;
  • professionalization;
  • cultural authorities;
  • cultural knowledge

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Organizational Models, Professionalization,and Museums as Cultural Authorities

  • Classification and Exhibition as Restrictive Practices

  • Sacred Secrets in the Public Museum: Who Has Rights to Cultural Knowledge?

  • Universalistic Knowledge Claims versus Multiple Narratives

  • Conservation Ethics and the Polysemy of Museum Objects

  • Interactive Processes, Meaning-Making,and the Persistence of Authoritative Expertise

  • Museums, Identities,and Communities

  • Culture, Money,and Power in Public Museums

  • Concluding Remarks