Ethnicity, Class and Trusteeship at African-American and Mainstream Museums

  • Patricia A. Banks
  • Cultural Sociology, July 2016, SAGE Publications
  • DOI: 10.1177/1749975516651288

What is it about?

Building on cultural capital theory, particularly theory about "black" cultural capital , this paper examines the role of museum patronage in shaping racial and class ties.

Why is it important?

With the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall it is increasingly important to understand how cultural patronage influences social ties along racial and class lines.

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