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Contesting human remains in museum collections : the crisis of cultural authority / Tiffany Jenkins.

Jenkins, Tiffany.
Date
2011


About this work

Description

An examination of the construction of contestation over human remains from a sociological perspective, this work advances an emerging area of academic research, setting the terms of debate, synthesizing disparate ideas, & making sense of a broader cultural focus on dead bodies in the contemporary period.

Publication/Creation

New York ; London : Routledge, 2011.

Physical description

174 pages ; 24 cm.

Contributors

Contents

Transforming concerns about human remains into an issue -- Scientists contest repatriation -- The crisis of cultural authority -- The rise and impact of pagan claims-makers -- Explaining why human remains are a problem -- Covering up the mummies -- Concluding thoughts.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (p. [147]-165) and index.

Languages

  • English


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Identifiers

ISBN

  • 9780415879606
  • 0415879604
  • 9780203841310
  • 020384131X

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