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The Resource Bone rooms : from scientific racism to human prehistory in museums, Samuel J. Redman

Bone rooms : from scientific racism to human prehistory in museums, Samuel J. Redman

Label
Bone rooms : from scientific racism to human prehistory in museums
Title
Bone rooms
Title remainder
from scientific racism to human prehistory in museums
Statement of responsibility
Samuel J. Redman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book explores human remains as objects for research and display in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Influenced by early skull collectors such as Samuel George Morton, zealous scientists at museums in the United States established human skeletal collections. Museums such as the Smithsonian Institution, the American Museum of Natural History, and the Field Museum of Natural History established their own collections. Universities soon followed, with bones collected for Penn, Berkeley, and Harvard. American Indian remains collected from the American West arrived at museums at an increasingly fervent pace, and the project swiftly became global in scope. Coinciding with a high-water mark in Euro-American colonialism, collecting bones became a unique and evolving expression of colonialism experienced through archaeological, anthropological, and anatomical study of race and the body via work with human remains collections. In revealing this story, The Great Bone Race surveys shifts away from racial classification theories toward emerging ideas regarding human origins, arguing that the study of human remains contributed significantly to changing ideas about race and human history. These ideas were hotly contested, and competition to collect and exhibit rare human remains from around the world thrust ideas about race and history into the public realm through prominent museum displays visited by millions."--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
MH/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Redman, Samuel J
Dewey number
930.1074/73
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
CC79.5.H85
LC item number
R43 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Human remains (Archaeology)
  • Archaeological museums and collections
  • Archaeological museums and collections
  • Archaeology
  • Racism in anthropology
  • Archaeological museums and collections
  • Archaeology
  • Human remains (Archaeology)
  • Racism in anthropology
  • United States
Label
Bone rooms : from scientific racism to human prehistory in museums, Samuel J. Redman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-353) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Collecting bodies for science -- Salvaging race and remains -- The medical body on display -- The story of man through the ages -- Scientific racism and museum remains -- Skeletons and human prehistory
Control code
000155004
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
373 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780674660410
Lccn
2015033855
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 155004
  • (OCoLC)921310692
Label
Bone rooms : from scientific racism to human prehistory in museums, Samuel J. Redman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-353) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Collecting bodies for science -- Salvaging race and remains -- The medical body on display -- The story of man through the ages -- Scientific racism and museum remains -- Skeletons and human prehistory
Control code
000155004
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
373 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780674660410
Lccn
2015033855
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 155004
  • (OCoLC)921310692

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