Article ID: CBB001201588

Assembling an Anthropological Actor: Anthropological Assemblage and Colonial Government in Papua (2014)

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Dibley, Ben (Author)


History and Anthropology
Volume: 25
Pages: 263--279


Publication Date: 2014
Edition Details: Part of the special issue: “Anthropology, Collecting and Colonial Governmentalities”.
Language: English

This paper traces the networks through which particular practices of collecting cultures became imbricated in new relations governing colonial populations. It investigates the socio-technical arrangements associated with practical anthropology as they were enrolled in the Australian administered territory of Papua. The paper follows the assemblage of a new kind of anthropological actor: one which is framed in relation to new articulations of the administrative, academic and museum networks associated with a programme of scientific administration and the doctrine of humanitarian colonialism. In particular, it focuses on the office of the Government Anthropologist and the ways in which native culture emerged as an administrative surface.

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Authors & Contributors
Longair, Sarah
McAleer, John
Bennett, Tony
Santos, Catarina Madeira
Craske, Matthew
Knapman, Gareth
Journals
History and Anthropology
British Journal for the History of Science
Journal of the History of Collections
HOST: Journal of History of Science and Technology
Medical History
Studium: Tijdschrift voor Wetenschaps- en Universiteitgeschiedenis
Publishers
Manchester University Press
Princeton University Press
Springer
Concepts
Museums
Collectors and collecting
Collections
Colonialism
Science and culture
Science and government
People
Baines, Thomas
Foucault, Michel
Skinner, Henry Devenish
McCulloch, Thomas
Places
Great Britain
Africa
New Zealand
United States
Portugal
Angola
Times
19th century
20th century, early
18th century
20th century, late
20th century
Institutions
Museum of Victoria (Melbourne, Australia)
Musée de l'homme (Paris)
Musée d'Ethnographie du Trocadéro
Museum Boerhaave (Leiden)
Dalhousie University
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