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Book
xiv, 277 p. ; 25 cm.
  • Research, reform, and racial uplift
  • Fabricating the authentic and the politics of the real
  • Race, relevance, and Daniel G. Brinton's ill-fated bid for prominence
  • The cult of Franz Boas and his "conspiracy" to destroy the white race.
In the late nineteenth century, if ethnologists in the United States recognized African American culture, they often perceived it as something to be overcome and left behind. At the same time, they were committed to salvaging 'disappearing' Native American culture by curating objects, narrating practices, and recording languages. In "Anthropology and the Racial Politics of Culture", Lee D. Baker examines theories of race and culture developed by U.S. anthropologists during the late nineteenth century and early twentieth. He investigates the role that ethnologists played in creating a racial politics of culture in which Indians had a culture worthy of preservation and exhibition while African Americans did not. Baker argues that the anthropological concept of culture developed to understand American Indian languages and customs in the nineteenth century formed the basis of the anthropological concept of race eventually used to confront 'the Negro problem' in the twentieth century. As he explores the implications of anthropology's different approaches to African Americans and Native Americans, and the field's different but overlapping theories of race and culture, Baker delves into the careers of prominent anthropologists and ethnologists including James Mooney Jr., Frederic W. Putnam, Daniel G. Brinton, and Franz Boas. His analysis takes into account not only scientific societies, journals, museums, and universities, but also the development of sociology in the United States, African American and Native American activists and intellectuals, philanthropy, the media, and government entities from the Bureau of Indian Affairs to the Supreme Court. In "Anthropology and the Racial Politics of Culture", Baker tells how anthropology has both responded to and helped shape ideas about race and culture in the United States, and how its ideas have been appropriated (and misappropriated) to wildly different ends.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780822346982 20160603
Green Library

2. Social identities [1995 - ]

Journal/Periodical
v. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Green Library, SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
xiv, 284 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Artifice of authenticity in the age of digital reproduction / Russell Cobb.
  • A Matter of Taste: Authenticity and Innovation in Food Culture. Authenticity, tourism, and Cajun cuisine in Lafayette, Louisiana / Michael S. Martin
  • Food bureaucracy and the making of authentic pizza / Rossella Ceccarini
  • Currying flavor: authenticity, cultural capital, and the rise of Indian food in the United Kingdom / Stephen A. Fielding.
  • Performing the Real: Mediating Authenticity in Music, Television, and Publilshing. Performing cultural authenticity in CBS's "Good Times" / Nicola Mann
  • Buying into the monastic experience: are chant recordings the real thing? / Amanda Haste
  • Ancient, spiritual, and Indian: exploring narratives of autheticity in modern yoga / r Laura Christine Graham.
  • Stereotypes, Cliches, and the Real Thing: Authenticity in Cultural Contact Zones. Toilets tell truth about people: 150 years of plumbing for "real Japan" / Gavin James Campbell
  • Tourists as primitives? : inverting the tourist gaze in "The Lost Steps" by Alejo Carpentier / Jeannine M. Pitas
  • The Database as a distressed genre / John Venecek.
  • Cut, Paste, Authenticate: Literary Studies and the Question of Authenticity. 'There Is no such thing as originality anyway: authorship in the age of digital reproduction / Kaja Marczewska
  • "Like in the gringo movies" : translatorese in Roberto Boląo's 2666" / Juan Meneses
  • Norman Mailer, hipsters, and the authenticity of the white negro / Katharine Bausch
  • Privileged access: constructed memories and the autobiographical impulse / Katherine Edwards.
  • Real Politics: the Cultural Politics of Authenticity
  • Beyond the infinite loop? : subjectivity in the age of the copy / James E. Block
  • Real feminists and fake feminists / Kathryn Telling
  • The Narrative power of authentic class litigation/ Michael Brandon Lopez
  • "That old school Lonsdale" : authenticity and clothes in German skinhead culture / Aimar Ventsel.
Authenticity in our globalized world is a paradox: culture flows across borders with unprecedented ease while consumers demand "the real thing" like never before. This collection examines how authenticity relates to cultural products under globalization, looking closely at how a cuisine, musical genre, or artifact attains its aura of genuineness, of originality, when almost all traditional cultural products are invented in a certain time and place. The contributors in this volume identify how the aura - "the authority of the original object" - is generated in the first place. The methodologies and disciplines come from a variety of sources: cultural studies, qualitative sociology, musicology, literary studies, and beyond.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137353825 20160613
Green Library

4. Ethnic groups [1976 - 1993]

Journal/Periodical
10 v. 23 cm.
Green Library, SAL3 (off-campus storage)

5. Ethnicity [1974 - 1981]

Journal/Periodical
8 v. 23 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)

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