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We Are All Cannibals: And Other Essays

Claude Lévi-Strauss

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231170680
eISBN:
9780231541268
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170680.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

On Christmas Eve 1951, Santa Claus was hanged and then publicly burned outside of the Cathedral of Dijon in France. That same decade, ethnologists began to study the indigenous cultures of central ... More


The Great Paleolithic War, 1890–1897

David J. Meltzer

in The Great Paleolithic War: How Science Forged an Understanding of America's Ice Age Past

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226293226
eISBN:
9780226293363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226293363.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In the fall of 1889, William H. Holmes of the Bureau of Ethnology (BAE) began excavations at the Piney Branch quartzite quarry in Washington, DC. This site of recent age was littered with ... More


Georg Forster: Voyager, Naturalist, Revolutionary

Jurgen Goldstein

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226467351
eISBN:
9780226474816
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226474816.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Scarcely anyone was as involved in both the natural and the political concerns of the eighteenth century as Georg Forster (1754–94), one of the most dynamic figures of the Enlightenment. In Forster, ... More


Concerning curatorial practice in ethnological museums: an epistemology of postcolonial debates

Larissa Förster and Friedrich von Bose

in Curatopia: Museums and the future of curatorship

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526118196
eISBN:
9781526142016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526118196.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

Based on our experience as editors of a debate on ethnographic museums in a German journal, we analyse the conditions and limits of the current debate on the ‘decolonisation’ of ethnographic museums ... More


Walking the fine line: From Samoa with Love? at the Museum Fünf Kontinente, Munich

Hilke Thode-Arora

in Curatopia: Museums and the future of curatorship

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526118196
eISBN:
9781526142016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526118196.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This chapter explores the conceptual planning, organisation, and reception of the exhibition From Samoa with Love? Samoan Travellers in Germany, 1895-1911 at the Museum Fünf Kontinente in Munich, ... More


Comic Symmetry and English Melancholy

J. F. Bernard

in Shakespearean Melancholy: Philosophy, Form and the Transformation of Comedy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474417334
eISBN:
9781474453752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474417334.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

The chapters attest to the mutual transformation of comedy and melancholy that Shakespeare develops. considers the ways in which early Shakespearean comedies interrogate established conceptions of ... More


Romancing Kinship: Indian Education, the Allotment Program, and Zitkala-Ŝa’s American Indian Stories

Mark Rifkin

in When Did Indians Become Straight?: Kinship, the History of Sexuality, and Native Sovereignty

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199755455
eISBN:
9780199894888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755455.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Chapter 3 argues that the policy of allotment and the Indian boarding school program work together to enact a “romance plot.” Through readings of statements by officials from the Bureau of Indian ... More


Medical Constructions of Race: Biological Determinism and Anthropological Pluralism

Michael A. Osborne

in The Emergence of Tropical Medicine in France

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226114521
eISBN:
9780226114668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226114668.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The chapter evaluates historical scholarship on French race theory by examining the ideas of physicians with colonial experience in Africa and elsewhere. It argues against the idea that the rise of ... More


Superseding Christian Truth: The Quiet Revolution of Nineteenth-Century American Science of Race

Terence Keel

in Divine Variations: How Christian Thought Became Racial Science

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780804795401
eISBN:
9781503604377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804795401.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter 2 analyzes scientific criticism leveled against the theory of common human descent beginning in the 1830s. It focuses on the thought of Josiah C. Nott, a southern physician, early ... More


Comparative Anatomies: Re-Visions of Racial Science

Britt Rusert

in Fugitive Science: Empiricism and Freedom in Early African American Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479885688
eISBN:
9781479804702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479885688.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines how Black and Afro-Native ethnologies published in the 1830s and early 1840s resisted the racist visual cultures of comparative anatomy, including craniology and ethnology. The ... More


Mary Kingsley

Sarah LeFanu

in Something of Themselves: Kipling, Kingsley, Conan Doyle and the Anglo-Boer War

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197501443
eISBN:
9780197536162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197501443.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter looks at Kingsley’s post-mortem legacy: most immediately how her concern for Boer POWS was translated by her friend Alice Stopford Green into an investigation of the dire conditions in ... More


Scottish Diasporas and Africa

John M. MacKenzie

in Global Migrations: The Scottish Diaspora since 1600

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474410045
eISBN:
9781474422512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474410045.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

The Scottish diasporas to Africa occurred in different forms in the varied regions of Africa. There was some settlement in East and Central Africa, but in West Africa and elsewhere in the continent ... More


1917: The Ban

Alexander S. Dawson

in Peyote Effect: From the Inquisition to the War on Drugs

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520285422
eISBN:
9780520960909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285422.003.0005
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter explores the first sustained efforts to enact a federal ban on peyote in the United States. Missionaries and Indian Agents began pressing for a ban in the late nineteenth century, only ... More


Fieldwork on Two Wheels in Hanoi, Vietnam, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Enjoy the Ride

Margaret Barnhill Bodemer

in At Home and in the Field: Ethnographic Encounters in Asia and the Pacific Islands

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824847593
eISBN:
9780824868215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824847593.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses an important lesson in participant observation in fieldwork, by positioning the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology—or rather, its location—as the center of a vibrant periphery that ... More


Beginnings: 1754–1772

Jürgen Goldstein

in Georg Forster: Voyager, Naturalist, Revolutionary

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226467351
eISBN:
9780226474816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226474816.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Originally named Johann George Adam Forster, Georg was renamed when his family moved to Germany. The son of a dogmatic Lutheran pastor, Georg's childhood was spent largely cloistered in his parents' ... More


Views of Nature: The Voyage around the World, 1772–1775

Jürgen Goldstein

in Georg Forster: Voyager, Naturalist, Revolutionary

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226467351
eISBN:
9780226474816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226474816.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Georg Forster gained an inestimably rich experience of nature on his voyage around the world with James Cook. This voyage took the pair around the world, setting the stage for great insights in his ... More


Interludes: 1776–1788

Jürgen Goldstein

in Georg Forster: Voyager, Naturalist, Revolutionary

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226467351
eISBN:
9780226474816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226474816.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

After returning to England in 1776, Forster became a professor of natural history in Kansel. During this time, he became friends with Samuel Thomas Soemmerring and Georg Christoph Lichtenberg; ... More


The End: The Great Perplexity, 1793–1794

Jürgen Goldstein

in Georg Forster: Voyager, Naturalist, Revolutionary

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226467351
eISBN:
9780226474816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226474816.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

In 1793, Forster gives a speech at the French National Assembly, beseeching them to grant the accession of the Mainz Republic to France; his request is sustained. When Forster tries to return to his ... More


“A Black Sister to Massachusetts”: Latin America and the Fugitive Democratic Ethos of Frederick Douglass

Juliet Hooker

in Theorizing Race in the Americas: Douglass, Sarmiento, Du Bois, and Vasconcelos

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780190633691
eISBN:
9780190633714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190633691.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

This chapter explores the hemispheric dimensions of Frederick Douglass’s political thought. It traces the connections between Douglass’s interventions into debates about US expansionism in the ... More


Mountstuart Elphinstone: An Anthropologist Before Anthropology

M. Jamil Hanifi

in Mountstuart Elphinstone in South Asia: Pioneer of British Colonial Rule

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190914400
eISBN:
9780190943066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190914400.003.0003
Subject:
History, Indian History

During 1809, Mountstuart Elphinstone and his team of researchers visited the Persianate "Kingdom of Caubul" in Peshawar in order to sign a defense treaty with the ruler of the kingdom, Shah Shuja, ... More


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