Book ID: CBB001320928

Headhunting and Colonialism: Anthropology and the Circulation of Human Skulls in the Portuguese Empire, 1870--1930 (2010)


Roque, Ricardo (Author)

Palgrave Macmillan

Publication Date: 2010
Physical Details: xiv + 342 pp.; ill.; maps; bibl.; index
Language: English

Explores headhunting in the colonial wars and the collection of heads for European museums, 1870s-1930s. By looking at Portuguese colonialism in East Timor, it shows how indigenous peoples and colonial powers interacted in a mutually dependent way, and how collected remains became objects of political, symbolic, and scientific significance"--Provided by publisher. Introduction -- PART I: ENCOUNTERS WITH PARASITES -- Parasitism in Colonial Interactions -- The Order of Ceremonial Government -- The Circulatory System of Colonial Headhunting -- PART II: SKULLS AND HISTORIES -- Trajectories of Human Skulls in Museum Collections -- Human skulls as anthropological objects -- History and Classification in Timorese Anthropology -- Collecting and the Dramas of Colonial Hostility -- Conclusion

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Authors & Contributors
Roque, Ricardo
McDougall, Russell
Varela, Alex Gonçalves
Brody, Judit
Reynolds, Barrie
Mulvaney, John
History and Anthropology
HOST: Journal of History of Science and Technology
História, Ciências, Saúde---Manguinhos
History of Science
British Journal for the History of Science
Bulletin of the History of Archaeology
Left Coast Press
Manchester University Press
Universidad de los Andes
Science and politics
Science and government
Science and culture
Da Câmara, Manuel
Roth, Walter Edmund
Roth, Henry Ling
Skinner, Henry Devenish
Spencer, Baldwin
Ramos, Agosto, da Costa
Timor Island
Great Britain
New Zealand
19th century
20th century, early
18th century
20th century, late
20th century
Universidade de Coimbra
Musée d'Ethnographie du Trocadéro

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