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How can we rethink anthropology beyond itself? In this book, twenty-one artists, anthropologists, and curators grapple with how anthropology has been formulated, thought, and practised ‘elsewhere’ and ‘otherwise’. They do so by unfolding ethnographic case studies from Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, and Poland – and through conversations that expand these geographies and genealogies of contemporary exhibition-making. This collection considers where and how anthropology is troubled, mobilised, and rendered meaningful. Across Anthropology charts new ground by analysing the convergences of museums, curatorial practice, and Europe’s reckoning with its colonial legacies. Situated amid resurgent debates on nationalism and identity politics, this book addresses scholars and practitioners in fields spanning the arts, social sciences, humanities, and curatorial studies.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Half-Title Page, Title Page
  2. pp. i-iii
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  1. Copyright
  2. p. iv
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. pp. v-viii
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  1. List of images
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  1. Acknowledgements
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  1. Introduction: Across Anthropology
  2. Margareta von Oswald, Jonas Tinius
  3. pp. 17-44
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  1. Museums and the Savage Sublime
  2. Arjun Appadurai
  3. pp. 45-48
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  1. Transforming the Ethnographic: Anthropological Articulations in Museum and Heritage Research
  2. Sharon Macdonald
  3. pp. 49-64
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  1. “Museums are Investments in Critical Discomfort”
  2. Wayne Modest
  3. pp. 65-75
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  1. Figure 1.1
  2. p. 76
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  1. Frontiers of the (Non)Humanly (Un)Imaginable: Anthropological Estrangement and the Making of Persona at the Musée du Quai Branly
  2. Emmanuel Grimaud
  3. pp. 77-96
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  1. “On Decolonising Anthropological Museums: Curators Need to Take ‘Indigenous’ Forms of Knowledge More Seriously”
  2. pp. 97-105
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  1. Figure 2.1
  2. p. 106
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  1. Troubling Colonial Epistemologies in Berlin’s Ethnologisches Museum: Provenance Research and the Humboldt Forum
  2. Margareta von Oswald
  3. pp. 107-129
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  1. Figure 3.1
  2. p. 130
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  1. “Against the Mono-Disciplinarity of Ethnographic Museums”
  2. Clémentine Deliss
  3. pp. 131-141
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  1. Figure 4.1
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  1. Resisting Extraction Politics: Afro-Belgian Claims, Women’s Activism, and the Royal Museum for Central Africa
  2. Sarah Demart
  3. pp. 143-173
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  1. Figure 5.1
  2. p. 174
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  1. “Finding Means to Cannibalise the Anthropological Museum”
  2. Toma Muteba Luntumbue
  3. pp. 175-185
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  1. Figure 6.1
  2. p. 186
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  1. Animating Collapse: Reframing Colonial Film Archives
  2. Alexander Schellow, Anna Seiderer
  3. pp. 187-209
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  1. Figure 7.1
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  1. “Translating the Silence”
  2. le peuple qui manque
  3. pp. 211-221
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  1. Figure 8.1
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  1. Art-Anthropology Interventions in the Italian Post-Colony: The Scattered Colonial Body Project
  2. Arnd Schneider
  3. pp. 223-241
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  1. Figure 9.1
  2. p. 242
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  1. “Dissonant Agents and Productive Refusals”
  2. Natasha Ginwala
  3. pp. 243-253
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  1. Figure 10.1
  2. p. 254
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  1. Porous Membranes: Hospitality, Alterity, and Anthropology in a Berlin District Gallery
  2. Jonas Tinius
  3. pp. 255-277
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  1. Figure 11.1
  2. p. 278
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  1. “What happens in that space in-between and beyond this relation”
  2. Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung
  3. pp. 279-287
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  1. Figure 12.1
  2. p. 288
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  1. Material Kin: “Communities of Implication” in Post-Colonial, Post-Holocaust Polish Ethnographic Collections
  2. Erica Lehrer
  3. pp. 289-323
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  1. Figure 13.1
  2. p. 324
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  1. “Suggestions for a Post-Museum”
  2. Nanette Snoep
  3. pp. 325-335
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  1. Figure 14.1
  2. p. 336
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  1. Representation of Culture(s): Articulations of the De/Post-Colonial at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin
  2. Annette Bhagwati
  3. pp. 337-361
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  1. Figure 15.1
  2. p. 362
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  1. “How Do We Come Together in a World that Isolates Us?”
  2. Nora Sternfeld
  3. pp. 363-374
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  1. The Trans-Anthropological, Anachronism, and the Contemporary
  2. Roger Sansi
  3. pp. 375-382
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  1. List of contributors
  2. pp. 382-392
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  1. Visual constellations across the fields
  2. pp. 393-396
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  1. Visuals
  2. pp. 397-420
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  1. Some lists to inspire the reader
  2. pp. 421-432
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  1. Back Cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9789461663177
Related ISBN(s)
9789461663184, 9789462702189
MARC Record
OCLC
1175941252
Launched on MUSE
2020-07-22
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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