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ERIC Number: EJ778165
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 21
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0161-6463
The Visualization of Native-American Peoples in a Late-Nineteenth-Century Sculpture Program in Vienna, Austria
Van Bussel, Gerard W.
American Indian Culture and Research Journal, v31 n3 p99-119 2007
In this article, the author addresses historical representational strategies in his "inside" look at how Native culture and people were viewed from the perspective of Europeans. He presents an interesting study of a series of late-nineteenth-century sculptures at the Natural History Museum in Vienna that represents Indians from throughout the Americas. This holistic presentation explores how Europeans exoticized the New World and analyzes the categorization of indigenous people. Faced by a global audience who today may find these sculptures terribly stereotypical or antiquarian, they are a stellar illustration of how ideas of culture(s) and the representation of it evolve into more realistic perspectives. (Contains 14 figures and 50 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Austria