Book Review Essays and Reviews

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  • 1 Australian National University
  • 2 Australian National University
  • 3 University of Canterbury
  • 4 National University of Singapore
  • 5 University College London
  • 6 Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
  • 7 Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato
  • 8 The Suter Art Gallery Te Aratoi o Whakatū
  • 9 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley
  • 10 University of Sydney
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Book Review Essays

Museum Activism Robert R. Janes and Richard Sandell, eds. New York: Routledge, 2019.

New Conversations about Safeguarding the Future: A Review of Four Books.

A Future in Ruins: UNESCO, World Heritage, and the Dream of Peace Lynn Meskell New York: Oxford University Press, 2018.

Keeping Their Marbles: How the Treasures of the Past Ended Up in Museums—And Why They Should Stay There. Tiffany Jenkins. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016.

World Heritage and Sustainable Development: New Directions in World Heritage Management Peter Bille Larsen and William Logan, eds. New York: Routledge, 2018.

Safeguarding Intangible Heritage: Practices and Politics. Natsuko Akagawa and Laurajane Smith, eds. New York: Routledge, 2019.

Book Reviews

The Filipino Primitive: Accumulation and Resistance in the American Museum. Sarita Echavez See. New York: New York University Press, 2017.

The Art of Being a World Culture Museum: Futures and Lifeways of Ethnographic Museums in Contemporary Europe. Barbara Plankensteiner, ed. Berlin: Kerber Verlag, 2018.

China in Australasia: Cultural Diplomacy and Chinese Arts since the Cold War. James Beattie, Richard Bullen, and Maria Galikowski. London: Routledge, 2019.

Women and Museums, 1850–1914: Modernity and the Gendering of Knowledge. Kate Hill. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2016.

Rethinking Research in the Art Museum. Emily Pringle. New York: Routledge, 2019.

A Natural History of Beer. Rob DeSalle and Ian Tattersall. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2019.

Fabricating Power with Balinese Textiles: An Anthropological Evaluation of Balinese Textiles in the Mead-Bateson Collection. Urmila Mohan. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2018.

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  • Boissoneault, Lorraine. 2017. “Noose Found in National Museum of African American History and Culture.” Smithsonian.com, 31 May. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/noose-found-national-museum-african-american-history-and-culture-180963519/.

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  • Bunch, Lonnie G., III. 2017. “A Noose at the Smithsonian Brings History Back to Life.” New York Times, 23 June. www.nytimes.com/2017/06/23/opinion/noose-smithsonian-african-american-museum.html.

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  • Gelber, Katharine. 2011. Speech Matters: Getting Free Speech Right. St. Lucia, Australia: University of Queensland Press.

  • Gomez, Christian. 2019. “Hate Hoaxes: Rise of Fake ‘Hate Crimes.’New American, 3 April. www.thenewamerican.com/print-magazine/item/31834-hate-hoaxes-rise-of-fake-hate-crimes.

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  • Kennicott, Philip. 2017. “What To Do With the Noose Left at the African American Museum? Make It Part of the Collection.” Washington Post, 1 June. www.washingtonpost.com/news/arts-and-entertainment/wp/2017/06/01/what-to-do-with-an-ugly-symbol-of-racial-violence-accession- it-into-the-smithsonian/.

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  • Milloy, Courtland. 2017. “Surprised That Nooses Are Being Left Around D.C.? Be Prepared To See More.” Washington Post, 6 June. www.washingtonpost.com/local/surprised-that-nooses-are-being-left-around-dc-be-prepared-to-see-more/2017/06/06/824c817a-4ad4-11e7-9669-250d0b15f83b_story.html.

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  • Bennett, Tony. 2004. Pasts beyond Memory: Evolution, Museum Colonialism. London: Routledge.

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