Muziejų Turizmas ir Gyvenamasis Pasaulis

Translated title of the contribution: Tourism at the museum and the life-world

John W. Murphy, Christian A. Schlaerth

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Museums are designed to foster tourism and thus minimize controversies. Political maneuvers are a part of this process. The type of politics that is ex- ercised, however, is often quite subtle; control is imposed through minimally invasive practices. Museums, after all, are expected to be neutral sites of dis- cussion and information dissemination. But in the end, museums remove know- ledge from the life-world and create a sterile image of culture. To reverse this trend, and enable museums to be culturally relevant, the creative influence of the life-world must be restored.

Translated title of the contributionTourism at the museum and the life-world
Original languageLithuanian
Pages (from-to)115-123
Number of pages9
JournalCreativity Studies
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jul 3 2015


  • alienation
  • cultural politics
  • cultural reification
  • life-world
  • symbolic violence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Political Science and International Relations


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