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Prophets and Ghosts

The Story of Salvage Anthropology

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$39.95 • £31.95 • €36.00

ISBN 9780674979574

Publication Date: 10/26/2021

Text

328 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

20 photos

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  • Prologue
  • 1. The Birth of Salvage Anthropology in the Nineteenth Century
  • 2. Building a Cultural Salvage Movement in the United States
  • 3. The Federal Government and Salvage Anthropology
  • 4. Salvaging Society through Art and Image
  • 5. Cultural Salvage in California
  • 6. Salvage Anthropology in the Modern World
  • Epilogue
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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