“The Politics of Invisibility: Constructing Authenticity in the Industrial Museum”

Our study of Blist Hill Industrial Museum questions the notion of museums as memory-containers (Crane 2000). We suggest they can be sites of social amnesia depending on what they ignore, hide or forget--embracing a politics of invisibility. Our historical interpretation explores discourses shaping perceptions of social class and gender.


Christina Goulding and Emma Surma (2013) ," “The Politics of Invisibility: Constructing Authenticity in the Industrial Museum”", in E - European Advances in Consumer Research Volume 10, eds. Gert Cornelissen, Elena Reutskaja, and Ana Valenzuela, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 23-26.


Christina Goulding, Keele University, UK
Emma Surma, Keele University,UK


E - European Advances in Consumer Research Volume 10 | 2013

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