Museum of Other People - From Colonial Acquisitions to Cosmopolitan Exhibitions

Kuper, Adam
Museum of Other People - From Colonial Acquisitions to Cosmopolitan Exhibitions

Museum of Other People - From Colonial Acquisitions to Cosmopolitan Exhibitions

Kuper, Adam

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This is a history of the ways in which foreign and prehistoric peoples were represented in museums of anthropology, with their displays of arts and artifacts, their dioramas, their special exhibitions, and their arrays of skulls and skeletons.

Originally created as colonial enterprises, what is the purpose of these places today? What should they do with the items in their custodianship? And how can they help us to understand and appreciate other cultures?

Informed by a lifetime of research and scholarship, this subtle and original work tackles painful questions about race, colonialism, difference, and cultural appropriation. The result is a must-read for anyone concerned with the coexistence of different modes of life.

Author:   Kuper, Adam
Publisher:   Profile Books Ltd
ISBN:  

9781800810914


Pages:   432
Publication Date:   18 April 2023
Bind Format:   Hardback
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This is a history of the ways in which foreign and prehistoric peoples were represented in museums of anthropology, with their displays of arts and artifacts, their dioramas, their special exhibitions, and their arrays of skulls and skeletons.

Originally created as colonial enterprises, what is the purpose of these places today? What should they do with the items in their custodianship? And how can they help us to understand and appreciate other cultures?

Informed by a lifetime of research and scholarship, this subtle and original work tackles painful questions about race, colonialism, difference, and cultural appropriation. The result is a must-read for anyone concerned with the coexistence of different modes of life.

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Author:   Kuper, Adam
Publisher:   Profile Books Ltd
ISBN:  

9781800810914


Pages:   432
Publication Date:   18 April 2023
Bind Format:   Hardback
Availability:  
This item is in stock and will be dispatched immediately.
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