BOOKS RECEIVED: Adair, Filene, and Koloaki, eds., “Letting Go: Sharing Historical Authority in a User-Generated World” (Left Coast Press, 2011)
Letting Go? investigates path-breaking public history practices at a time when the traditional expertise of museums seems challenged at every turn—by the Web and digital media, by community-based programming, by new trends in oral history and by contemporary art. In… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Sharon E. Shaffer, “Engaging Young Children in Museums” (Left Coast Press, 2015)
What does a museum do with a kindergartner who walks through the door? The growth of interest in young children learning in museums has joined the national conversation on early childhood education. Written by Sharon Shaffer, the founding Executive Director… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Elizabeth Wood and Kiersten Latham, “The Objects of Experience: Transforming Visitor-Object Encounters in Museums” (Left Coast Press, 2013)
What if museums could harness the emotional and intellectual connections people have to personal and everyday objects to create richer visitor experiences? In this book, Elizabeth Wood and Kiersten Latham present the Object Knowledge Framework, a tool for using objects… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Damien Keane, “Ireland and the Problem of Information: Irish Writing, Radio, Late Modernist Communication” (Penn State UP, 2014)
Though the work of Irish writers has been paramount in conventional accounts of literary modernism, Ireland itself only rarely occupies a meaningful position in accounts of modernism’s historical trajectory. With an itinerary moving not simply among Dublin, Belfast, and London… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Damien Smith Pfister, “Networked Media, Networked Rhetorics: Attention and Deliberation in the Early Blogosphere” (Penn State UP, 2014)
In Networked Media, Networked Rhetorics, Damien Pfister explores communicative practices in networked media environments, analyzing, in particular, how the blogosphere has changed the conduct and coverage of public debate. Pfister shows how the late modern imaginary was susceptible to… Read More
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