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Destination Culture: Tourism, Museums, and Heritage

Destination Culture: Tourism, Museums, and Heritage
Author: Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett
ISBN 13: 9780520209664
ISBN 10: 520209664
Edition: First Printing
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: 1998-09-05
Format: Paperback
Pages: 311
List Price: $38.95

"Destination Culture 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 "Exhibiting Jews," shows why there are few commentators on the cultural scene who are as insightful, critical—and often funny—as Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett."—Sander L. Gilman, author of Smart Jews

"A 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."—Ivan Karp, coeditor of Museums and Communities

Bookforum - Tom Vanderbilt

A provocative field guide for a time when history is a cable channel and we are all, even at home, beginning to feel like tourists.