"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, criticaland often funnyas 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
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.