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Racial science and human diversity in colonial Indonesia, Fenneke Sysling

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Racial science and human diversity in colonial Indonesia
Title
Racial science and human diversity in colonial Indonesia
Statement of responsibility
Fenneke Sysling
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Indonesia is home to diverse peoples who differ from one another in terms of physical appearance as well as social and cultural practices. The way such matters are understood is partly rooted in ideas developed by racial scientists working in the Netherlands Indies beginning in the late nineteenth century, who tried to develop systematic ways to define and identify distinctive races. Their work helped spread the idea that race had a scientific basis in anthropometry and craniology, and was central to people’s identity, but their encounters in the archipelago also challenged their ideas about race. In this new monograph, Fenneke Sysling draws on published works and private papers to describe the way Dutch racial scientists tried to make sense of the human diversity in the Indonesian archipelago. The making of racial knowledge, it contends, cannot be explained solely in terms of internal European intellectual developments. It was ‘on the ground’ that ideas about race were made and unmade with a set of knowledge strategies that did not always combine well. Sysling describes how skulls were assembled through the colonial infrastructure, how measuring sessions were resisted, what role photography and plaster casting played in racial science and shows how these aspects of science in practice were entangled with the Dutch colonial Empire. --
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1981-
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Sysling, Fenneke
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Human remains (Archaeology)
  • Colonies
  • Physical anthropology
  • Dutch
  • Dutch
  • Anthropologists
  • Netherlands
  • Netherlands
Label
Racial science and human diversity in colonial Indonesia, Fenneke Sysling
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 254-294) 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
Control code
ocn959698606
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
305 pages
Isbn
9789814722070
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)959698606
Label
Racial science and human diversity in colonial Indonesia, Fenneke Sysling
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 254-294) 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
Control code
ocn959698606
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
305 pages
Isbn
9789814722070
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)959698606

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