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Curating across the colonial divides

Jette Sandahl

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/9781526118196.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

Rooted in specific cases and in the author’s background of working across the colonial divides of museums in Europe and in Aotearoa New Zealand, this chapter explores the continued colonial and ... More


Institutionalizing the “Most Recent Science”: Anthropology in the World of German Learning at the Fin de Siècle

in Anthropology at War: World War I and the Science of Race in Germany

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226222677
eISBN:
9780226222691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226222691.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the development of anthropological institutions in the late nineteenth century and their place within the wider world of Germany after 1900. During this period, physical ... More


Ethnic Minorities and the Construction of National Identity: Ethnographic Museums

Kirk A. Denton

in Exhibiting the Past: Historical Memory and the Politics of Museums in Postsocialist China

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836870
eISBN:
9780824869748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836870.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines representations in museums and theme parks of what in the PRC are called “ethnic minorities” (shaoshu minzu). Historically oppressed, non-Han ethnic groups in China came to ... More


The Ethnographisation of Syrian Society at the Azem Palace of Damascus: From Compact Minorities to Toponymical Identity

Virginie Rey and Stephen Pascoe

in The Art of Minorities: Cultural Representation in Museums of the Middle East and North Africa

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474443760
eISBN:
9781474491334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474443760.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter uses the founding of the Azem palace museum in 1953 in Damascus as a site to explore the transition to colonial ethnography to postcolonial self-representation. The authors argue that ... More


Introduction

in Anthropology at War: World War I and the Science of Race in Germany

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226222677
eISBN:
9780226222691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226222691.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

Anthropology was still in its youth as an established area of study when the war broke out in 1914. The discipline, which claimed to be pursuing the “science of man,” began to take formal ... More


The Great Social Laboratory: Subjects of Knowledge in Colonial and Postcolonial Egypt

Omnia El Shakry

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804755672
eISBN:
9780804781923
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804755672.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This book charts the development of the human sciences—anthropology, human geography, and demography—in late nineteenth-and twentieth-century Egypt. Tracing both intellectual and institutional ... More


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