Raw Histories: Photographs, Anthropology and Museums

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Photographs have had an integral and complex role in many anthropological contexts, from fieldwork to museum exhibitions. This book explores how approaching anthropological photographs as 'history' can offer both theoretical and empirical insights into these roles. Photographs are thought to make problematic history because of their ambiguity and 'rawness'. In short, they have too many meanings. The author refutes this prejudice by exploring, through a series of case studies, precisely the potential of this raw quality to ...

Raw Histories: Photographs, Anthropology and Museums 2001, Bloomsbury Academic, New York

ISBN-13: 9781859734971

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Raw Histories: Photographs, Anthropology and Museums 2001, Berg 3pl, New York

ISBN-13: 9781859734926

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