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Heft 10 / Oktober 2015

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Author: Christian Demand

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 3608111212

Category: Fiction

Page: 104

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Im Oktoberheft (Nr. 797) berichtet Burkhard Müller von seiner nicht allzu frommen Pilgerschaft zum in diesem Jahr wieder einmal ausgestellten Grabtuch von Turin. Thomas Etzemüller untersucht einen Aspekt der Wissenschaft, der gerne als bestenfalls sekundär betrachtet wird: den Selbstdarstellungs- und Performancecharakter wissenschaftlichen Forschens, Vortragens und Lehrens. (Dazu drei Fotografien von einer Lehrveranstaltung Max Benses.) Eine historische Einordnung der vieldiskutierten Digital Humanities nimmt Marcus Twellmann vor: In den Ethnos-Wissenschaften des 19. Jahrhunderts war manches, über das jetzt gestritten wird, wie er zeigen kann, durchaus schon einmal Thema. In seiner Filmkolumne beschreibt Simon Rothöhler, was zur Bewirtschaftung einer Star-Persona gehört – am Beispiel von Tom »Terrific« Cruise. Harald Bodenschatz nähert sich in seiner Urbanismuskolumne dem »Bauhaus« und seiner Geschichte an mehreren Orten und unter gleich zwei Diktaturen. Wolfgang Matz liest den Briefwechsel zwischen Theodor W. Adorno und Gerschom Scholem, in dem sich vieles um das schwierige Verhältnis der beiden zu Walter Benjamin dreht. Hans Kundnani sieht angesichts der aktuellen Euro(zonen)krise die Wiedervereinigung im Rückblick im Zwielicht. Thomas Mayer fragt sich, ob Deflation immer schlecht sein muss. Paul Kahl nähert sich dem problematischen Umgang mit der Erinnerung an Friedrich Schiller in Weimar. Und Stephan Herczeg setzt sein Journal fort.

Race Experts

Sculpture, Anthropology, and the American Public in Malvina Hoffman's Races of Mankind

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Author: Linda Kim

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 149620803X

Category: Art

Page: 426

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In Race Experts Linda Kim examines the complicated and ambivalent role played by sculptor Malvina Hoffman in T​he Races of Mankind series created for the Chicago Field Museum in 1930. Although Hoffman had training in fine arts and was a protégé of Auguste Rodin and Ivan Mestrović, she had no background in anthropology or museum exhibits. She was nonetheless commissioned by the Field Museum to make a series of life-size sculptures for the museum's new racial exhibition, which became the largest exhibit on race ever installed in a museum and one of the largest sculptural commissions ever undertaken by a single artist. Hoffman's Races of Mankind exhibit was realized as a series of 104 bronzes of racial types from around the world, a unique visual mediation between anthropological expertise and everyday ideas about race in interwar America. Kim explores how the artist brought scientific understandings of race and the everyday racial attitudes of museum visitors together in powerful and productive friction. The exhibition compelled the artist to incorporate not only the expertise of racial science and her own artistic training but also the popular ideas about race that ordinary Americans brought to the museum. Kim situates the Races of Mankind exhibit at the juncture of these different forms of racial expertise and examines how the sculptures represented the messy resolutions between them. Race Experts is a compelling story of ideological contradiction and accommodation within the racial practices of American museums, artists, and audiences.

Indigenous Visions

Rediscovering the World of Franz Boas

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Author: Ned Blackhawk,Isaiah Lorado Wilner

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300196512

Category: HISTORY

Page: 416

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A compelling study that charts the influence of Indigenous thinkers on Franz Boas, the father of American anthropology

Race, Language, and Culture

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Author: Franz Boas

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226062419

Category: Social Science

Page: 647

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Early history of man and its effect on our current problems.

Anthropologie der Sherpa

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Author: Gerd Christian Teschke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sherpa (Nepalese people)

Page: 191

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Anthropologie der Sherpa

anthropologische u. kulturhist. Beziehungen d. Sherpa zu den tibeto-chinesischen Randvölkern

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Author: Gerd Chr Teschke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783703000362

Category: Anthropometry

Page: 191

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The nature of difference

sciences of race in the United States from Jefferson to genomics

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Author: Evelynn Maxine Hammonds,Rebecca M. Herzig

Publisher: The MIT Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 380

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A collection of wide-ranging primary source material that tracks the shifting relationships between race and science through two centuries of American history.

American Journal of Physical Anthropology

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Author: Aleš Hrdlička

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Physical anthropology

Page: N.A

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Vols. for 1930- include the Proceedings of the annual meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists (sometimes issued as separately paged supplements).

Physical Anthropology

Its Scope and Aims, Its History and Present Status in the United States

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Author: Aleš Hrdlička

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Anthropology

Page: 164

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人類學雜誌

Journal of the Anthropological Society of Nippon

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Anthropology

Page: N.A

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The Curse of Nemur

In Search of the Art, Myth, and Ritual of the Ishir

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Author: Ticio Escobar

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre

ISBN: 9780822973096

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

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The Tomáraho, a subgroup of the Ishir (Chamacoco) of Paraguay, are one of the few remaining indigenous populations who have managed to keep both their language and spiritual beliefs intact. They have lived for many years in a remote region of the Gran Chaco, having limited contact with European or Latin American cultures. The survival of the Tomáraho has been tenuous at best; at the time of this writing there were only eighty-seven surviving members. Ticio Escobar, who lived extensively among the Tomáraho, draws on his acquired knowledge of Ishir beliefs to confront them with his own Western ideology, and records a unique dialogue between cultures that counters traditional anthropological interpretation. The Curse of Nemur-- which is part field diary, part art critique, and part cultural anthropology--offers us a view of the world from an entirely new perspective, that of the Ishir. We acquire deep insights into their powerful and enigmatic narrative myths, which find expression in the forms of body painting, feather decoration, dream songs, shamanism, and ritual. Through dramatic photographs, native drawings, extensive examination of color and its importance in Ishir art, and Escobar's lucid observation, The Curse of Nemur illuminates the seamless connection of religious practice and art in Ishir culture. It offers a glimpse of an aesthetic "other," and in so doing, causes us to reexamine Western perspectives on the interpretation of art, belief, and Native American culture.