Gender and Heritage :Performance, Place and Politics.
Gender and Heritage brings together a group of international scholars to examine the performance, place and politics of gender within heritage. Through a series of case studies, models and assessments, the significance of understanding and working with concepts of gender is demonstrated as a dynamic and reforming agenda. Demonstrating that gender has become an increasingly important area for heritage scholarship, the collection argues that it should also be recognised as a central structuring device within society and the location where a critical heritage studies can emerge. Drawing on contributions from around the world, this edited collection provides a range of innovative approaches to using gender as a mode of enquiry. From the politics of museum displays, the exploration of pedagogy, the role of local initiatives and the legal frameworks that structure representation, the volume's diversity and objectives represent a challenge for students, academics and professionals to rethink gender.Table of contents:
PART I Introduction 1.The tyranny of the normal and the importance of being liminal PART II Performance 2.Johanna, Moa and I'm every lesbian: gender, sexuality and class in Norrköping's industrial landscape 3.Gender, heritage and changing traditions: Russian Old Believers in Romania 4.Handicrafting gender: craft, performativity and cultural heritage 5.Naturing gender and gendering nature in museums PART III Place 6.It's a man's world. Or is it? The 'Pilgrim Fathers', religion, patriarchy, nationalism and tourism 7.The fleshyness of absence: the matter of absence in a feminist museology 8.Taller than the rest: the Three Dikgosi Monument, masculinity reloaded 9.Exploring identities through feminist pedagogy 10.Impasse or productive intersection? Learning to 'mess with genies' in collaborative heritage research relationships PART IV Politics 11.Transversal dances across time and space: feminist strategies for a critical heritage studies 12.Gendering 'the other Germany': resistant and residual narratives on Stauffenbergstraße, Berlin 13.Gender and intangible heritage: illustrating the inter-disciplinary character of international law 14.Women of Steel at the Sparrows Point Steel ill, Baltimore, USA 15 'Does it matter?' Relocating fragments of queer heritage in post-earthquake Christchurch PARTV Conclusion 16.The politics of heritage: how to achieve change IndexSubject(s):
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