Anthropology, Museums and Contemporary Cultural Processes: An Introduction

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title Anthropology, Museums and Contemporary Cultural Processes: An Introduction
Author Stade, Ronald ; Dahl, G.B.
Date 2000
English abstract
The role of ethnographic museums was, to begin with, that of imparting information about foreign cultures. These were, often enough, described as the polar opposites of the civilized places in which ethnographic museums could be found. The museum objects metaphorically represented primitive stages in human development. They appeared like relics even if produced recently. Anthropology, ethnography, or ethnology was the academic discipline which concerned itself with primitive cultures. The ethnographic museum with its harvests of colonial booty therefore seemed like the self-evident medium for conveying anthropological information. Today the preconditions for this constellation have changed. Have museums become inappropriate to communicate anthropological knowledge?
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/00141840050076879 (link to publisher's fulltext.)
Publisher Routledge
Host/Issue Ethnos;2
Volume 65
ISSN 0014-1844
Language eng (iso)
Subject Anthropology
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/26896 Permalink to this page
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