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Physical anthropology in the field: Nikolai Miklouho-Maclay

Govor, Elena; Howes, Hilary

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The case of Nikolai Miklouho-Maclay, a Russian naturalist and anthropologist, offers valuable insights into attitudes towards physical anthropology in Australia and the South Pacific in the late nineteenth century. He stayed in the area for a total of fourteen years – an unprecedented duration of fieldwork in an era dominated by seaborne ethnography. As a result of his extended visit, Maclay’s attitudes were shaped by his encounters with Indigenous people in the field and by his communications...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorGovor, Elena
dc.contributor.authorHowes, Hilary
dc.contributor.editorMcKeown, C.
dc.contributor.editorKeeler, H.
dc.contributor.editorFforde, C.
dc.date.accessioned2020-05-13T02:47:28Z
dc.identifier.isbn9781138303584
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/204095
dc.description.abstractThe case of Nikolai Miklouho-Maclay, a Russian naturalist and anthropologist, offers valuable insights into attitudes towards physical anthropology in Australia and the South Pacific in the late nineteenth century. He stayed in the area for a total of fourteen years – an unprecedented duration of fieldwork in an era dominated by seaborne ethnography. As a result of his extended visit, Maclay’s attitudes were shaped by his encounters with Indigenous people in the field and by his communications with European armchair savants. In this chapter we discuss these encounters, together with the anthropological and moral questions posed by Maclay’s collection of mortal remains during his travels. We examine his research interests and collecting methods and provide an overview of subsequent inventories and studies of ancestral remains he collected.
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dc.relation.ispartofThe Routledge Companion to Indigenous Repatriation: Return, Reconcile, Renew
dc.relation.isversionof1st Edition
dc.rights© 2020 individual chapters, the contributors
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dc.titlePhysical anthropology in the field: Nikolai Miklouho-Maclay
dc.typeBook chapter
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.description.refereedYes
dc.date.issued2020-03-25
local.identifier.absfor210204 - Museum Studies
local.identifier.absfor210307 - European History (excl. British, Classical Greek and Roman)
local.identifier.ariespublicationu6269649xPUB977
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local.contributor.affiliationGovor, Elena, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationHowes, Hilary, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.description.embargo2021-09-25
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage521
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage537
local.identifier.doi10.4324/9780203730966-31
local.identifier.absseo950407 - Social Ethics
local.identifier.absseo950504 - Understanding Europe's Past
dc.date.updated2020-05-10T08:18:39Z
local.bibliographicCitation.placeofpublicationNew York
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