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Table of contents (9 chapters)
Encounters with Parasites
About this book
'The scanty information about the skulls was not a limitation but a challenge for the Portuguese historian Ricardo Roque, who performs detective work of the skulls' trajectory to explore Portuguese colonialism, violence, collecting practices and anthropology.'
- Fenneke Sisling, Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde
'Roque's Headhunting and Colonialism provides a stimulating and well-conceptualized read. His integration of primary research with theoretical outlooks throws light on historical topics that have generally been neglected in Pacific research. Portugal and Portuguese colonialism in East Timor have received only marginal consideration in historical research. His book thus figures as an important contribution to the fields of colonialism and ethno-geography in the Pacific.'
- Rainer F. Buschmann, The Bulletin of the Pacific Circle
'The book is particularly timely in that it provides an excellent case study of the historical processes that may confuse efforts to determine the provenance of human remains, reminding us of the need for close investigation of provenance before any research or repatriation activities are commenced. [ ] It should be recommended reading for anyone involved in the museum management of human remains and, in particular, for those involved in repatriation.'
- Michael Pickering, The Journal of Pacific History
Authors and Affiliations
Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal
About the author
Book Title: Headhunting and Colonialism
Book Subtitle: Anthropology and the Circulation of Human Skulls in the Portuguese Empire, 1870-1930
Authors: Ricardo Roque
Series Title: Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan London
eBook Packages: Palgrave History Collection, History (R0)
Copyright Information: Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2010
Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-230-22205-2Published: 22 January 2010
eBook ISBN: 978-0-230-25133-5Published: 22 January 2010
Series ISSN: 2635-1633
Series E-ISSN: 2635-1641
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XIV, 342
Topics: Asian History, European History, Modern History, Sociocultural Anthropology, Anthropology