The Art of Minorities: Cultural Representation in Museums of the Middle East and North Africa (Paperback)

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How are issues related to identity representation negotiated in Middle Eastern and North African museums? Can museums provide a suitable canvas for minorities to express their voice? Can narratives change and stereotypes be broken and, if so, what kind of identities are being deployed? Against the backdrop of the revolutionary upheavals that have shaken the region in recent years, the contributors to this volume interrogate a range of case studies from across the region - examining how museums engage inclusion, diversity and the politics of minority identities. They bring to the fore the region's diversity and sketches a 'museology of disaster' in which minoritised political subjects regain visibility.

About the Author


Virginie Rey is Research Associate at the Samuel Jordan Center for Persian Studies at the University of California, Irvine. She is co-editor (with Stephen Pascoe and Paul James) of Making Modernity in the Middle East: From the Mashriq to the Maghreb (Arena Publications, 2015) and is author of Mediating Museums: Tunisian Ethnographic Museums (1881-2016) (Brill, 2019).


Product Details
ISBN: 9781474443777
ISBN-10: 147444377X
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication Date: May 30th, 2022
Pages: 336
Language: English