• Sign In / Register
  • Help
  • Basket0
The New Town Square: Museums and Communities in Transition - American Association for State & Local History (Paperback)
  • The New Town Square: Museums and Communities in Transition - American Association for State & Local History (Paperback)
zoom

The New Town Square: Museums and Communities in Transition - American Association for State & Local History (Paperback)

(author)
£24.95
Paperback 232 Pages / Published: 05/05/2004
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
In this lyrical volume Robert R. Archibald explores a growing crisis of modern America: the dissolution of place that leads to a dangerous rupture of community. Community-born historically within the collective space of the town square where citizens come together to share stories and make meaning of their common histories-is dissipating as Americans are increasingly isolated from that shared space and are being submerged into an individualistic consumer monoculture with disregard for the common good. This volume examines how public history museums and historians can help restore community by offering a source of identity for people and their places, becoming a wellspring of community and an incubator of democracy, a consciousness of connection with a responsibility to those in our past and future. The New Town Square offers its readers a space to understand and celebrate the shared space of community, and is a vital resource for public historians and those interested in restoring the meaning of community.

Publisher: AltaMira Press,U.S.
ISBN: 9780759102880
Number of pages: 232
Weight: 367 g
Dimensions: 227 x 167 x 15 mm

You may also be interested in...

Men from the Ministry
Added to basket
Art and Artifact: The Museum as Medium
Added to basket
Cornish Curiosities
Added to basket
The Art Collector's Handbook
Added to basket
What Makes a great Exhibition?
Added to basket
Heritage
Added to basket
£30.99
Paperback
English Heritage
Added to basket
£9.95
Paperback
Ancient Sites of Stonehenge
Added to basket
Billy's Book of Loughborough Boozers
Added to basket
The People's Galleries
Added to basket
The Engaging Museum
Added to basket
£24.99
Paperback
Oxford's Working Past
Added to basket
The State Hermitage
Added to basket
Museum Basics
Added to basket
£34.99
Paperback
Museums in Britain
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.