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

By Nancy J. Parezo

World’s gala's and business expositions constituted a phenomenally profitable pop culture stream in the course of the 19th and 20th centuries. as well as the most recent technological suggestions, every one exposition showcased advertisement and cultural indicates, leisure concessions, nationwide and company screens of wealth, and indigenous peoples from the colonial empires of the host country.
 
As scientists claiming really expert wisdom approximately indigenous peoples, specially American Indians, anthropologists used expositions to advertise their quest for pro prestige and authority. Anthropology is going to the Fair takes readers throughout the 1904 Louisiana buy Exposition to determine 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 dwelling shows for hundreds of thousands of individuals  “to convey every one half the realm 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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