qqDestination Cultureq is a book of discovery. Reading it is to accompany Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett through fairs and museums, as a tourist and as an always sharp observer of people. The power of this book is to show how first-rate ethnographic work is also the stuff of cultural studies. This volume, including her widely cited qExhibiting Jews, q shows why there are few commentators on the cultural scene who are as insightful, critical--and often funny--as Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett.q--Sander L. Gilman, author of qSmart Jewsq qA book of wide appeal that has few rivals . . . . It develops an original perspective on museums and other forums for displaying culture and art and does so in a witty and accessible style.q--Ivan Karp, coeditor of qMuseums and CommunitiesqThis volume, including her widely cited aquot;Exhibiting Jews, aquot; shows why there are few commentators on the cultural scene who are as insightful, critical--and often funny--as Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett.
|Publisher||:||Univ of California Press - 1998|