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Contesting Human Remains in Museum Collections: The Crisis of Cultural Authority

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Since the late 1970s human remains in museum collections have been subject to claims and controversies, such as demands for repatriation by indigenous groups who suffered under colonization. These requests have been strongly contested by scientists who research the material and consider it unique evidence. This book charts the influences at play on the contestation over human remains and examines the construction of this problem from a cultural perspective. It shows that claims on dead bodies are not confined to once ...

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Contesting Human Remains in Museum Collections: The Crisis of Cultural Authority
2014, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9781138801196

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Contesting Human Remains in Museum Collections: The Crisis of Cultural Authority
2010, Routledge, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780415879606

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