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The Resource Taking possession : the politics of memory in a St. Louis town house, Heidi Aronson Kolk

Taking possession : the politics of memory in a St. Louis town house, Heidi Aronson Kolk

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Taking possession : the politics of memory in a St. Louis town house
Title
Taking possession
Title remainder
the politics of memory in a St. Louis town house
Statement of responsibility
Heidi Aronson Kolk
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"West of downtown St. Louis sits an 1851 town house that bears no obvious relationship to the monumental architecture, trendy condominiums, and sports stadia of its surroundings. Originally the residence of a fur-trade tycoon and now the Campbell House Museum, the house has been subject to energetic preservation and heritage work for some 130 years. In Taking Possession, Heidi Aronson Kolk explores the complex and sometimes contradictory motivations for safeguarding the house as a site of public memory. Crafting narratives about the past that comforted business elites and white middle-class patrons, museum promoters assuaged concerns about the city's most pressing problems, including racial and economic inequality, segregation and privatization, and the legacies of violence for which St. Louis has been known since Ferguson. Kolk's case study illuminates the processes by which civic pride and cultural solidarity have been manufactured in a fragmented and turbulent city, showing how closely linked acts of memory and forgetting, nostalgia and shame are"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
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Kolk, Heidi Aronson
Dewey number
977.8/66
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F474.S257
LC item number
K65 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Public history in historical perspective
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Campbell House Museum (Saint Louis, Mo.)
  • Campbell family
  • Museums and community
  • Saint Louis (Mo.)
  • Collective memory
  • Saint Louis (Mo.)
  • Historic buildings
  • Campbell family
  • Campbell House Museum (Saint Louis, Mo.)
  • Collective memory
  • Historic buildings
  • Manners and customs
  • Museums and community
  • Missouri
Label
Taking possession : the politics of memory in a St. Louis town house, Heidi Aronson Kolk
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the burglary -- The neighborhood -- Caretaking -- The auction -- The opening -- The receipt book -- The dinner party -- Two buckskin suits -- Restoration -- Conclusion : no place like home
Control code
1066195588
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 244 pages
Isbn
9781625344144
Lccn
2018053114
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029041389
System control number
(OCoLC)1066195588
Label
Taking possession : the politics of memory in a St. Louis town house, Heidi Aronson Kolk
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the burglary -- The neighborhood -- Caretaking -- The auction -- The opening -- The receipt book -- The dinner party -- Two buckskin suits -- Restoration -- Conclusion : no place like home
Control code
1066195588
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 244 pages
Isbn
9781625344144
Lccn
2018053114
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029041389
System control number
(OCoLC)1066195588

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