The Disobedient Museum: Writing at the Edge

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    Drawing on a range of cultural, theoretical, and political approaches, Kylie Message examines potential links between methods of critique today and moments of historical and disciplinary crisis, and asks what contribution museums might make to these, either as direct actors or through activities that sit more comfortably within their institutional remit. Identifying the process of writing about museums as a form of activism, that brings together and elaborates on cultural and political agendas for change, the book explores how a process of engaged critique might benefit museum studies, what this critique might look like, and how museum studies might make a contribution to discourses of social and political change. The Disobedient Museum is the first volume in Routledges innovative Museums in Focus series and will be of great interest to scholars and students in the fields of Museum, Heritage, Public History, and Cultural Studies. It should also be essential reading for museum practitioners, particularly those engaged with questions about the role of museums in regard to social activism and contentious contemporary challenges.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationOxford and New York
    PublisherRoutledge Taylor & Francis Group
    Number of pages116
    Edition1st edition
    ISBN (Print)9781315294131
    Publication statusPublished - 2018

    Publication series

    NameMuseums in Focus


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