Anthropology Goes to the Fair: The 1904 Louisiana Purchase by Nancy J. Parezo

By Nancy J. Parezo

World’s festivals and commercial expositions constituted a phenomenally profitable pop culture flow throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. as well as the most recent technological concepts, every one exposition showcased advertisement and cultural indicates, leisure concessions, nationwide and company monitors of wealth, and indigenous peoples from the colonial empires of the host country.
 
As scientists claiming really expert wisdom approximately indigenous peoples, in particular American Indians, anthropologists used expositions to advertise their quest for pro prestige and authority. Anthropology is going to the Fair takes readers during the 1904 Louisiana buy Exposition to work out how anthropology, as conceptualized by means of W J McGee, the 1st president of the yankee Anthropological organization, showcased itself via courses, static screens, and residing indicates for hundreds of thousands of individuals  “to exhibit each one 1/2 the area how the opposite part lives.” greater than thousand local peoples negotiated and portrayed their very own agendas in this international degree. The reader will see how anthropology itself used to be replaced within the process.

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