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Author Qureshi, Sadiah.

Title Peoples on parade : exhibitions, empire, and anthropology in nineteenth century Britain / Sadiah Qureshi
Published Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (382 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents Introduction: Ladies and Gentlemen, I Bring You . . .; Part One: Street Spectacles; 1: Glimpsing Urban Savages; 2: Artful Promotion; Part Two: Metropolitan Encounters; 3: Managing Performance; 4: Recruiting Entertainers; 5: Interpreting Exhibitions; Part Three: The Natural History of Race; 6: Transforming "Unfruitful Wonder"; 7: The End of an Affair; Conclusion: Afterlives; Acknowledgments; Appendix: Terminology; Abbreviations; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary In May 1853, Charles Dickens paid a visit to the & ldquo;savages at Hyde Park Corner, & rdquo; an exhibition of thirteen imported Zulus performing cultural rites ranging from songs and dances to a & ldquo;witch-hunt & rdquo; and marriage ceremony. Dickens was not the only Londoner intrigued by these & ldquo;living curiosities & rdquo;: displayed foreign peoples provided some of the most popular public entertainments of their day. At first, such shows tended to be small-scale entrepreneurial speculations of just a single person or a small group. By the end of the century, performers were being imported
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-375) and index
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Subject Anthropology in popular culture -- England -- London -- History -- 19th century.
Ethnic performing arts -- England -- London -- History -- 19th century.
Exhibitions -- England -- London -- History -- 19th century.
Human beings -- Exhibitions -- History -- 19th century.
Indigenous peoples -- Exhibitions -- History -- 19th century.
Great Britain -- Race relations -- History -- 19th century.
Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010040823
ISBN 0226700984 (electronic bk.)
1283242338
9780226700984 (electronic bk.)
9781283242332