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dc.contributor.advisorHolcomb, Julie.
dc.contributor.authorSwenson, Katherine Elizabeth.
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-16T13:14:31Z
dc.date.available2013-09-16T13:14:31Z
dc.date.copyright2013-05
dc.date.issued2013-09-16
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/8761
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study is to explore why modern exhibits featuring live humans on display are so popular and what societal behavior patterns it reveals for the twenty‐first century. The research for this assessment was extremely diverse, pulling together news articles, online videos, blogs, and comments on social media sites in hopes of providing a well‐rounded analysis of the public response to these exhibits. Additionally, the study assesses how this research can be used by museums for integrating visitor needs with institutional needs. The analysis argues that modern examples of humans on display at educational institutions lack an identifiable purpose, at least to the public eye.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
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dc.rightsBaylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact librarywebmaster@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.subjectMuseums.en_US
dc.subjectHumans as exhibits.en_US
dc.subjectMuseums -- Social aspects.en_US
dc.subjectMuseums -- Management -- Moral and ethical aspects.en_US
dc.titleHumans on display : searching for purpose among museum exhibits featuring live humans.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeM.A.en_US
dc.rights.accessrightsWorldwide accessen_US
dc.contributor.departmentAmerican Studies.en_US
dc.contributor.schoolsBaylor University. American Studies Program.en_US


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