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.
- cultural politics
- cultural reification
- symbolic violence
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Sociology and Political Science
- Cultural Studies
- Political Science and International Relations