Article ID: CBB736188803

The Legacy of Pierre Fatumbi Verger in the Whydah Historical Museum (Benin): Development of an Ambivalent Concept of Hybridity (2013)

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This article analyses the ambivalent legacy of Pierre Verger in the Whydah Historical Museum (Benin). Created in the Portuguese fort once used for the Atlantic slave trade and transformed into a museum in 1967, it is dedicated to the history of the region and its cultural consequences. This article examines the distinction between the way Verger used his photographs as a tool for anthropological exploration and the reinterpretation of those pictures by way of an ideological discourse once they were fixed in a museological context., Cet article analyse l’héritage ambivalent du musée historique de Ouidah (Bénin) laissé par Pierre Verger. Créé dans le fort portugais utilisé autrefois pour la traite transatlantique des esclaves, ce musée est consacré à l’histoire de la région et à ses conséquences culturelles. Cet article analyse les photographies utilisées par Verger et distingue la photographie étudiée comme un outil d’exploration anthropologique de la photographie telle qu’elle à été interprétée sous un angle idéologique une fois établie dans un cadre muséographique.

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Authors & Contributors
Delicado, Ana
Roque, Ricardo
Handler, Richard
Carneiro, Ana
Diogo, Maria Paula
Barbanera, Marcello
Journals
Technology and Culture
HOST: Journal of History of Science and Technology
Kultur & Technik: Zeitschrift des Deutschen Museums
History and Anthropology
Museum History Journal
Publishers
Routledge
University of Wisconsin Press
Central European University Press
Palgrave Macmillan
University of Pennsylvania Press
Concepts
Museums
Anthropology
Science and ideology
Science and politics
Archaeology
Colonialism
People
Porter, Roy Sydney
Szasz, Thomas Stephen
Cebola, Luís
Places
Portugal
Timor Island
Germany
France
Asia
Indonesia
Times
19th century
20th century, early
20th century
20th century, late
18th century
21st century
Institutions
International Congress of Anthropology and Prehistoric Archaeology
Deutsche Museum
Museu Escolar Brasileiro (Brazilian School Museum)
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