Rikke Andreassen's Human Exhibitions: Race, Gender and Sexuality in Ethnic PDF

By Rikke Andreassen

From the 1870s to the second one decade of the 20 th century, greater than fifty exhibitions of so-called unique humans came about in Denmark. right here huge numbers of individuals of Asian and African foundation have been exhibited for the leisure and ’education’ of a mass viewers. numerous of those exhibitions came about in Copenhagen Zoo, the place various ’villages’, developed in the course of the zoo, hosted males, ladies and kids, who occasionally stayed for months, appearing their ’daily lives’ for hundreds of thousands of curious Danes. This publication attracts on exact archival fabric newly chanced on in Copenhagen, together with photos, documentary proof and newspaper articles, to supply new insights and views at the exhibitions either in Copenhagen and in different eu towns. applying post-colonial and feminist methods to the cloth, the writer sheds clean mild at the staging of exhibitions, the lifestyle of the exhibitees, the broader connections among exhibits throughout Europe and the deliberating the time on concerns of race, technology, gender and sexuality. A window onto modern racial understandings, Human Exhibitions provides interviews with the descendants of displayed humans, connecting the attitudes and technological know-how of the previous with either our (continued) glossy fascination with ’the exotic’, and modern language and pop culture. As such, will probably be of curiosity to students of sociology, anthropology and background operating within the parts of gender and sexuality, race, whiteness and post-colonialism.

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