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Representing the Nation : Heritage, museums, national narratives, and identity in the Arab Gulf States

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International contributors to this book include scholars and practitioners in architecture, museum studies, international studies, Middle Eastern studies, and art history. They analyze the official and unofficial messages of museums and exhibitions built in the Arab Gulf States since the 1970s, demonstrating how the museums seek to bolster national identity and social cohesion through the recognition of shared heritages. Some subjects explored include archaeology and national development in the Gulf, the nation-building narrative of the National Museum of Qatar, theory and practice of oral history in the Gulf Cooperation Council, the work of theater designer Zaha Hadid, collections and narratives of the Saudi Arabian National Museum, and national identity and performativity at the Bahrain National Museum. B&w photos and illustrations are included. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 208
Genre: Social Science
Sub-Genre: Anthropology / Cultural
Series Title: Routledge Research in Museum Studies
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Language: English
Street Date: June 3, 2016
TCIN: 51132908
UPC: 9781138913578
Item Number (DPCI): 248-16-1743

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