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Gender, Sexuality and Museums: A Routledge Reader [Hardcover]

Amy K. Levin
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28 July 2010 0415554918 978-0415554916

Gender, Sexuality and Museums provides the only repository of key articles, new essays and case studies for the important area of gender and sexuality in museums. It is the first reader to focus on LGBT issues and museums, and the first reader in nearly 15 years to collect articles which focus on women and museums. At last, students of museum studies, women’s studies, LGBT studies and museum professionals have a single resource.

The book is organised into three thematic parts, each with its own introduction. Sections focus on women in museum work, applications of feminist and LGBT theories to museum exhibitions, exhibitions and collections pertaining to women and individuals who are LGBT. The Case studies in a fourth part provide different perspectives to key topics, such as memorials and memorializing; modernism and museums; and natural history collections. The collection concludes with a bibliographic essay evaluating scholarship to date on gender and sexuality in museums.

Amy K. Levin brings together outstanding articles published in the past as well as new essays. The collection’s scope is international, with articles about US, Canadian, and European institutions. Gender, Sexuality and Museums: A Routledge Reader is an essential resource for those studying gender and sexuality in the museum.

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  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge (28 July 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415554918
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415554916
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 24.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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About the Author

Amy Levin is Acting Associate Dean for Academic Administration in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Northern Illinois University. She is also a professor of English at the university and has served both as director of Women’s Studies and coordinator of Museum Studies. She studies and teaches about race, class, and gender in museums in the U.S. and Europe. Her first two books were studies in literary criticism, and her third book, Defining Memory: Local Museums and the Construction of History in America’s Changing Communities, is an edited collection of articles on small museums.

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3.0 out of 5 stars A very wide variety of subjects 24 Mar 2014
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If you are looking for the big picture as it concerns museums and gender, this book will not be of great assistance. It gives certain examples from researchers but I do not think that the editor has done a very good job grouping them. I found myself confused as I was looking for examples of how male representatives outrate female representantives in the displays; the book unfortunately did not meet my expectations.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Read for Museologists 25 Nov 2011
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As a first year graduate student studying museums with an interest in gender and sexuality this book completes the understanding of the history of museums, Queer history and the representation within museums. While I have not read every chapter (yet), each one enhances the foundation of museums that I am learning in class. Every chapter makes me wish two things, 1) that this was a part of the required reading for my intro class and 2) that I could re write all my papers this quarter. This is the source that I was looking for that would have made my arguments less "rants" and more "academic." Read it, you wont regret it!
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