Unsettling Gender, Sexuality, and Race: ‘Crossing’ the Collecting, Classifying, and Spectacularising Mechanisms of the Museum

@article{Krasny2020UnsettlingGS,
  title={Unsettling Gender, Sexuality, and Race: ‘Crossing’ the Collecting, Classifying, and Spectacularising Mechanisms of the Museum},
  author={Elke Krasny and Lara Ann Perry},
  journal={Museum International},
  year={2020},
  volume={72},
  pages={130 - 139}
}
Abstract Quantitative measures of relative representations of gender and minoritised persons provide stark evidence of the continuing inequalities in museums. Understanding and opposing such inequalities requires an account of museums that recognises their role in inscribing hierarchies associated with the modern nation state and its concept of citizenship. Benedict Anderson’s identification of the museum as one of the technologies of nation building in Imagined Communities (1983) is combined… 

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