From the publisher’s description:
Drawing on court transcripts, gallery archives, exhibition reviews, private correspondence—and a striking series of cartoons and photographs—The Culture of Property traverses the history of gender, material culture, urban life, colonialism, Irish and Scottish nationalism, and British citizenship. This fascinating book challenges recent scholarship in museum studies in light of ongoing culture wars. It should be required reading for cultural policy makers, museum professionals, and anyone interested in the history of art and Britain.
SubjectsHistory / Material Culture / Antiquities / Art / Nationalism / Ownership /
Bailkin, Jordanna (NHC Fellow, 2003–04). The Culture of Property: The Crisis of Liberalism in Modern Britain. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2004.