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Title Contesting knowledge : museums and indigenous perspectives / edited by Susan Sleeper-Smith
Published Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (362 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Contesting knowledge : museums and indigenous perspectives / Susan Sleeper-Smith -- The legacy of ethnography / Ray Silverman -- Elite ethnography and cultural eradication: confronting the cannibal in early nineteenth-century Brazil / Hal Langfur -- Ethnographic showcases as sites of knowledge production and indigenous resistance / Zine Magubane -- Reinventing George Heye: nationalizing the Museum of the American Indian and its collections / Ann McMullen -- Ethnographic elaborations, indigenous contestations, and the cultural politics of imagining community: a view from the District Six Museum in South Africa / Ciraj Rassool -- Museums and indigenous perspectives on curatorial practice / Jacki Thompson Rand -- A dialogic response to the problematized past : the National Museum of the American Indian / Miranda J. Brady -- West side stories: the blending of voice and representation through a shared curatorial practice / Brenda MacDougall and M. Teresa Carlson -- Huichol histories and territorial claims in two national anthropology museums / Paul Liffman -- The construction of native voice at the National Museum of the American Indian / Jennifer Shannon -- Creation of the tribal museum / Brenda J. Child -- Tsi?niyukwaliho?t[lambda], the Oneida Nation Museum : creating a space for Haudenosaunee kinship and identity / Kristina Ackley -- Reimagining tribal sovereignty through tribal history : museums, libraries, and archives in the Klamath River region / Brian Isaac Daniels -- Responsibilities towards knowledge: the Zuni Museum and reconciling of different knowledge systems / Gwyneira Isaac -- Museums as sites of decolonization : truth telling in national and tribal museums / Amy Lonetree
Summary This interdisciplinary and international collection of essays illuminates the importance and effects of Indigenous perspectives for museums. The contributors challenge and complicate the traditionally close colonialist connections between museums and nation-states and urge more activist and energized roles for museums in the decades ahead
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Ethnological museums and collections.
Indian museum curators -- Attitudes.
Indians in popular culture.
Indians -- Museums.
Indigenous peoples in popular culture.
Museum exhibits -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Museums -- Acquisitions -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Museums -- Collection management.
Racism in museum exhibits.
Form Electronic book
Author Sleeper-Smith, Susan.
ISBN 0803219482 (paperback; alk. paper)
0803225113 (electronic bk.)
9780803219489 (paperback; alk. paper)
9780803225114 (electronic bk.)