Mediating Knowledges: Origins of a Zuni Tribal Museum

Mediating Knowledges: Origins of a Zuni Tribal Museum

by Gwyneira Isaac

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ISBN-13: 9780816537976
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Publication date: 02/20/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 1,066,138
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author


Gwyneira Isaac is assistant professor of anthropology and director of the Museum of Anthropology at the School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University. She worked at the A:shiwi A:wan Museum and Heritage Center in New Mexico for eighteen months in the late 1990s.

Table of Contents


List of Figures     ix
Foreword   Jim Enote     xi
Acknowledgments     xiii
Introduction: October 1997     1
The Familial and the Privileged: Zuni Approaches to Knowledge     29
Anthropology at Zuni: Collecting and the Art of Duplication     59
Negotiating Local Values: The Origins of the Zuni Museum     87
Finding the Middle Ground: The Museum as Mediator     109
Living with Contradictions: Ambiguity as a Means for Reconciliation     129
Conclusions: October 2006     156
Appendix     175
Notes     177
Bibliography     189
Index     201

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