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Douglas Grant and Rudolf Marcuse: Wartime encounters at the edge of art

Murray, Tom; Howes, Hilary


In 1918, in a German POW camp, German Jewish sculptor Rudolf Marcuse modelled a bronze bust of Australian Indigenous serviceman Douglas Grant. We discuss these two men’s lifehistories, the political impetus for creating racialized images of POWs, the early twentieth-century globalization of colonial power structures, and the capacity of a personal, arbitrary encounter to resist simple, deterministic imperatives.

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Date published: 2019-05-13
Type: Journal article
Source: History and Anthropology
DOI: 10.1080/02757206.2019.1607730
Access Rights: Open Access


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