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Museum Studies: A Brief Introduction to Theory, Role, History, and Philosophy
Alexander, Edward P. The Museum in America. Walnut Creek, Cal.: AltaMira Press, 1997.

 

Anderson, Gail.  Reinventing the Museum: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on  the Paradigm Shift. Walnut Creek, Cal.: AltaMira Press, 2004.

 

Carbonell, Bettina Messias, edMuseum Studies: An Anthology of Contexts. Malden, Mass.: Blackwell Publishing, 2004.

 

Crane, Susan A., ed. Museums and Memory. Stanford, Cal.: Stanford University Press, 2000.

 

Dana, John Cotton. The New Museum: Selected Writings by John Cotton Dana. Washington, D.C.: American Association of Museums, 1999.

 

Gardner, James B., and Peter S. LaPaglia, edsPublic History: Essays from the Field.  Malabar, Fla.: Krieger Publishing, 1999.

 

Graubard, Stephen R., edDatalist: America’s Museums, vol. 128, no.3. Cambridge, Mass.: American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1999.

 

Hooper-Greenhill, Eilean. Museums and the Shaping of Knowledge. London: Routledge, 1992

 

Karp, Ivan, Christine Mullen Kreamer, and Steven D. Lavine, eds. Museums and Communities: The Politics of Public Culture. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1992.

 

Karp, Ivan, and Steven D. Lavine, eds.  Exhibiting Cultures: the Politics and poetics of Display. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press,1991.

 

Macdonald, Sharon, and Gordon Fyfe, edsTheorizing Museums: Representing Identity and Diversity in a Changing World.  Oxford: Blackwell:  The Sociological Review, 1996.

 

Pearce, Susan M.  Museums, Objects and Collections: A Cultural StudyLeicester,  U.K.Leicester University Press, 1992.

 

Ripley, S. DillionSacred Grove: Essays on MuseumsNew York: Simon and Schuster, 1969.

 

Roberts, Lisa. From Knowledge to Narrative:  Educators and the Changing Museum.Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1997.

 

Spalding, Julian.  The Poetic Museum: Reviving Historic Collections. Munich, London, New York: Prestel, 2002.

 

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