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A Touch of Power: Popular Phrenology in the Tasman World

Roginski, Alexandra


Between the mid-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries, the cranial science of phrenology shone as a popular practice in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand, mediating between bodies. Phrenologists offered private readings and staged chaotic performances for diverse audiences in what ultimately constituted commentary on the malleability of identity in the colonies.

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Date published: 2018
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5cc03b76badc7
Access Rights: Open Access


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