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The Resource Picturing bushmen : the Denver African Expedition of 1925, Robert J. Gordon

Picturing bushmen : the Denver African Expedition of 1925, Robert J. Gordon

Label
Picturing bushmen : the Denver African Expedition of 1925
Title
Picturing bushmen
Title remainder
the Denver African Expedition of 1925
Statement of responsibility
Robert J. Gordon
Title variation
Denver African Expedition of 1925
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Denver African Expedition went to Africa in 1925 to "seek the cradle of Humanity." The explorers claimed to have found the "Missing Link" in the Heikum bushmen of the Kalahari - and they proceeded to market this image. As Robert J. Gordon shows in Picturing Bushmen, the impact of the expedition lay not simply in its slick merchandising of bushmen images but also in the fact that the pictures were exotic and aesthetically pleasing. The Denver Expedition played a key role in romanticizing bushmen. Indeed, its image of bushmen has permeated Western mass culture. Before the expedition, bushmen commonly had been presented on postcards as impoverished savages. In its wake, the bushmen of South Africa have inspired not only commercial advertisements, but art exhibitions and novels. Although Rob Gordon is an anthropologist, this study ranges into questions of film theory, history, and popular culture. It offers a new perspective on coffee-table books, ethnology, and the nature of research on those labeled "others." While suggesting how "ethnographic photographs" might be appreciated, Picturing Bushmen is also a subtle analysis of the perennial issues that haunt field workers - especially what and how they "see" and how their perception is influenced by the mundane in their own societies
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gordon, Robert J.
Dewey number
306.4/7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DT1558.H45
LC item number
G67 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Denver African Expedition
  • Denver African Expedition
  • Heikum (African people)
  • Photography in ethnology
  • Khoikhoi (African people)
  • San (African people)
  • Public opinion
  • Heikum (African people)
  • Khoikhoi (African people)
  • Photography in ethnology
  • Public opinion
  • San (African people)
  • United States
  • Amerikaner
  • Ethnologie
  • Expedition
  • San (Volk)
  • Öffentliche Meinung
  • USA
  • Mbochi (peuple d'Afrique)
  • Photographie ethnographique
  • Opinin publique
  • Bochimans (peuple d'Afrique)
  • Khoi-Khoi (peuple d'Afrique)
  • Ethnologie
  • Afrique du Sud
  • Öffentliche Meinung
  • Ethnologie
  • Expedition
  • USA
  • San (Volk)
  • Amerikaner
Label
Picturing bushmen : the Denver African Expedition of 1925, Robert J. Gordon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-200) 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
  • 5.
  • The Public Imagery of the Expedition
  • 6.
  • Namibia at the Time of the Expedition
  • 7.
  • On Persisting Images and Bushman Fairy Tales
  • Conclusion: Is the Joke On Us?
  • App. A.
  • The Film The Bushman
  • App. B.
  • 1.
  • Catalog of Photographs Taken on the Expedition
  • The People of the Expedition: Organization and Aims
  • 2.
  • The Route of the Expedition
  • 3.
  • Looking at the Photographs
  • 4.
  • The Expedition as Vision Quest
Control code
ocm36352440
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xiii, 208 pages
Isbn
9780864863331
Lccn
97002395
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o36352440
  • (OCoLC)36352440
Label
Picturing bushmen : the Denver African Expedition of 1925, Robert J. Gordon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-200) 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
  • 5.
  • The Public Imagery of the Expedition
  • 6.
  • Namibia at the Time of the Expedition
  • 7.
  • On Persisting Images and Bushman Fairy Tales
  • Conclusion: Is the Joke On Us?
  • App. A.
  • The Film The Bushman
  • App. B.
  • 1.
  • Catalog of Photographs Taken on the Expedition
  • The People of the Expedition: Organization and Aims
  • 2.
  • The Route of the Expedition
  • 3.
  • Looking at the Photographs
  • 4.
  • The Expedition as Vision Quest
Control code
ocm36352440
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
xiii, 208 pages
Isbn
9780864863331
Lccn
97002395
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o36352440
  • (OCoLC)36352440

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