Headhunting and Colonialism: Anthropology and the Circulation of Human Skulls in the Portuguese…

Hardcover | January 22, 2010

byR. Roque

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Explores headhunting in the colonial wars and the collection of heads for European museums, 1870s-1930s. By looking at Portuguese colonialism in East Timor, it shows how indigenous peoples and colonial powers interacted in a mutually dependent way, and how collected remains became objects of political, symbolic, and scientific significance.

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Explores headhunting in the colonial wars and the collection of heads for European museums, 1870s-1930s. By looking at Portuguese colonialism in East Timor, it shows how indigenous peoples and colonial powers interacted in a mutually dependent way, and how collected remains became objects of political, symbolic, and scientific signific...

RICARDO ROQUE  is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:January 22, 2010Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230222056

ISBN - 13:9780230222052

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Table of Contents


Illustrations and Maps
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Glossary
Introduction
PART I: ENCOUNTERS WITH PARASITES
Parasitism in Colonial Interactions
The Order of Ceremonial Government
The Circulatory System of Colonial Headhunting
PART II: SKULLS AND HISTORIES
Trajectories of Human Skulls in Museum Collections
Human skulls as anthropological objects
History and Classification in Timorese Anthropology
Collecting and the Dramas of Colonial Hostility
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index