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Artifacts and AllegiancesHow Museums Put the Nation and the World on Display$
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Peggy Levitt

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780520286061

Published to California Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520286061.001.0001

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Artifacts and Allegiances

Peggy Levitt

University of California Press

This book has explored the role of museums in creating citizens with cosmopolitan values and competencies. It has explained how museums and other cultural institutions fall along a continuum of cosmopolitan nationalism, suggesting that cosmopolitanism is linked to nationalism, and vice versa. It has also discussed the ways that global museum assemblages interact with national and urban cultural politics to produce certain kinds of museum practices. In conclusion, the book argues that the social power of museums extends far beyond their buildings: they provide new ways to think and talk about nations and the relations within and between them, even among people who are not museumgoers.

Keywords:   museums, citizens, cultural institutions, cosmopolitan nationalism, cultural politics, cosmopolitanism, nationalism

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