The Resource Recreating first contact : expeditions, anthropology, and popular culture, edited by Joshua A. Bell, Alison K. Brown, Robert J. Gordon

Recreating first contact : expeditions, anthropology, and popular culture, edited by Joshua A. Bell, Alison K. Brown, Robert J. Gordon

Label
Recreating first contact : expeditions, anthropology, and popular culture
Title
Recreating first contact
Title remainder
expeditions, anthropology, and popular culture
Statement of responsibility
edited by Joshua A. Bell, Alison K. Brown, Robert J. Gordon
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Recreating First Contact explores the proliferation of adventure travel that emerged during the early twentieth century plus the themes legitimized by their associations with popular views of anthropology. During that time, new transport and recording technologies--particularly airplanes, automobiles, and small portable, still and motion-picture cameras--were used by many expeditions to document the last untouched places of the globe and bring them home to eager audiences. These expeditions were frequently presented as first contact encounters, and they enchanted popular imagination. The various narratives in the articles, books, films, exhibitions, and lecture tours that the expeditions generated fed into pre-existing stereotypes about racial and technological difference, and helped to create them anew in popular culture. Through review of several expeditions and their popular wakes, these essays (foreword, introduction + 12 additional chapters, afterward) trace complex but obscured relationships between anthropology, adventure travel, and cinematic imagination that the 1920s and 1930s engendered and how their myths have endured. The book further explores the effects - both positive and negative - of such expeditions on the discipline of anthropology itself. In doing so, however, this volume examines these impacts from a variety of national perspectives, and thus through these different vantage points creates a more nuanced perspective on how expeditions were at once a global phenomenon but also culturally ordered"--
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Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GN345
LC item number
.R43 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1973-
  • 1971-
  • 1947-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Bell, Joshua A.
  • Brown, Alison K.
  • Gordon, Robert J.
Series statement
A Smithsonian contribution to knowledge
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ethnology
  • Ethnological expeditions
  • Adventure and adventurers
  • Travelers
  • Visual anthropology
  • Technology
  • Anthropology in popular culture
  • Motion pictures in ethnology
  • Ethnographic films
Label
Recreating first contact : expeditions, anthropology, and popular culture, edited by Joshua A. Bell, Alison K. Brown, Robert J. Gordon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Expeditions, their films and histories : an introduction / Robert J. Gordon, Alison K. Brown, and Joshua A. Bell -- Moving image technology and archives / Pamela Wintle -- Ethnographic film practices in silent German cinema / Wolfgang Fuhrmann -- Grass before Kong : "Natives" in the films of Merian Cooper and Ernest Schoedsack / Daniel Bradburd -- First contact as real contact : the 1926/27 Soviet Polar census Expedition to Turukhansk Territory / David G. Anderson -- Camping among the Indians : visual education and the sponsored expedition film at the American Museum of Natural History / Alison Griffiths -- Mistaken gods and other misnomers of first contact of the U.S. Department of Agriculture 1928 Sugarcane Expedition to New Guinea / Joshua A. Bell -- "Beyond the end of steel" : recasting the Franklin Motor Expedition to Canada / Alison K. Brown -- On Safari with Martin and Osa Johnson / Lamont Lindstrom -- The riddle of Hell's jungle : Otto Schulz-Kampfhenkel's expeditions to the primeval forests of Liberia and the Amazon during the 1930s / Holger Stoecker -- Africa speaks (but to whom?) : expeditionary anthropology in a minor key / Robert J. Gordon -- "Primitive Blacks face white man's laws" : the 1932 anthropoliogcal expedition to Mt. Liebig, Central Australia / Philip Batty -- "The Africa I know" : film and the making of "Bushmen" in Laurens van der Post's Lost world of Kalahari (1956) / Lauren van Vuuren -- Afterword / Henrika Kuklick
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xii, 261 pages
Isbn
9781935623144
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013000960
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Stock number
99955024153
System control number
  • (OCoLC)828834123
  • (OCoLC)ocn828834123
Label
Recreating first contact : expeditions, anthropology, and popular culture, edited by Joshua A. Bell, Alison K. Brown, Robert J. Gordon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Expeditions, their films and histories : an introduction / Robert J. Gordon, Alison K. Brown, and Joshua A. Bell -- Moving image technology and archives / Pamela Wintle -- Ethnographic film practices in silent German cinema / Wolfgang Fuhrmann -- Grass before Kong : "Natives" in the films of Merian Cooper and Ernest Schoedsack / Daniel Bradburd -- First contact as real contact : the 1926/27 Soviet Polar census Expedition to Turukhansk Territory / David G. Anderson -- Camping among the Indians : visual education and the sponsored expedition film at the American Museum of Natural History / Alison Griffiths -- Mistaken gods and other misnomers of first contact of the U.S. Department of Agriculture 1928 Sugarcane Expedition to New Guinea / Joshua A. Bell -- "Beyond the end of steel" : recasting the Franklin Motor Expedition to Canada / Alison K. Brown -- On Safari with Martin and Osa Johnson / Lamont Lindstrom -- The riddle of Hell's jungle : Otto Schulz-Kampfhenkel's expeditions to the primeval forests of Liberia and the Amazon during the 1930s / Holger Stoecker -- Africa speaks (but to whom?) : expeditionary anthropology in a minor key / Robert J. Gordon -- "Primitive Blacks face white man's laws" : the 1932 anthropoliogcal expedition to Mt. Liebig, Central Australia / Philip Batty -- "The Africa I know" : film and the making of "Bushmen" in Laurens van der Post's Lost world of Kalahari (1956) / Lauren van Vuuren -- Afterword / Henrika Kuklick
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xii, 261 pages
Isbn
9781935623144
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013000960
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Stock number
99955024153
System control number
  • (OCoLC)828834123
  • (OCoLC)ocn828834123

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