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By Tiffany Jenkins

ISBN-10: 0415879604

ISBN-13: 9780415879606

ISBN-10: 1138801194

ISBN-13: 9781138801196

Since the past due Nineteen Seventies human is still in museum collections were topic to claims and controversies, reminiscent of calls for for repatriation by means of indigenous teams who suffered lower than colonization. those requests were strongly contested through scientists who learn the fabric and look at it certain facts.

This e-book charts the affects at play at the contestation over human is still and examines the development of this challenge from a cultural point of view. It exhibits that says on useless our bodies are usually not constrained to as soon as colonized teams. a bunch of British Pagans, Honouring the traditional lifeless, shaped to make claims on skeletons from the British Isles, and old human continues to be, lavatory our bodies and Egyptian mummies, that have now not been asked by means of any crew, became the point of interest of campaigns initiated through contributors of the career, from time to time faraway from exhibit within the identify of recognize.

By drawing on empirical learn together with large interviews with the claims-making teams, ethnographic paintings, rfile, media, and coverage research, Contesting Human is still in Museum Collections demonstrates that powerful inner impacts do actually exist. the single publication to ascertain the development of contestation over human continues to be from a sociological standpoint, it advances an rising zone of educational learn, surroundings the phrases of dialogue, synthesizing disparate rules, and making experience of a broader cultural specialise in lifeless our bodies within the modern interval.

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