Hunting the Gatherers: Ethnographic Collectors, Agents, and Agency in Melanesia 1870s-1930s - Methodology & History in Anthropology (Paperback)
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Hunting the Gatherers: Ethnographic Collectors, Agents, and Agency in Melanesia 1870s-1930s - Methodology & History in Anthropology (Paperback)

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Paperback 306 Pages / Published: 01/01/2001
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Between the 1870s and the 1930s competing European powers carved out and consolidated colonies in Melanesia, the most culturally diverse region of the world. As part of this process, great assemblages of ethnographic artefacts were made by a range of collectors whose diversity is captured in this volume. The contributors to this tightly-integrated volume take these collectors, and the collecting institutions, as the departure point for accounts that look back at the artefact-producing societies and their interaction with the collectors, but also forward to the fate of the collections in metropolitan museums, as the artefacts have been variously exhibited, neglected, re-conceived as indigenous heritage, or repatriated. In doing this, the contributors raise issues of current interest in anthropology, Pacific history, art history, museology, and material culture.

Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated
ISBN: 9781571815064
Number of pages: 306
Weight: 358 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 16 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"... a most welcome book ... Reading this book should irrevocably change how one looks at an ethnographic exhibit ... These wide-ranging articles ... augment our understanding of museums and their objects ... Overall, this is a rich collection of essays, brimming with data and, for the most part, cogently analysed." * JRAI

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