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Book on taxidermy

From: Anne M. Klingbeil <klin0207<-a>
Date: Friday, July 18, 2008
A fascinating study of how taxidermy reinforces racial stereotypes of
aboriginality

    Taxidermic Signs: Reconstructing Aboriginality
    Pauline Wakeham
    University of Minnesota Press
    280 pages
    2008
    ISBN 978-0-8166-5055-2
    paperback
    $22.50

    ISBN 9-78-0-8166-5054-5
    hardcover
    $67.50

In Taxidermic Signs, Pauline Wakeham decodes the practice of
taxidermy as it was performed in North America from the late
nineteenth century to the present, revealing its connection to
ecological and racial discourses integral to the maintenance of
colonial power. Moving beyond the literal practice of stuffing
skins, Wakeham theorizes taxidermy as a sign system that conflates
"animality" and "aboriginality" within colonial narratives of
extinction.

For more information, including the table of contents, seee

    <URL:http://www.upress.umn.edu/Books/W/wakeham_taxidermic.html>

Anne Klingbeil
Advertising and  Promotions Coordinator
University of Minnesota Press
111 Third Avenue South, Suite 290
Minneapolis, MN 55401-2520
612-627-1938




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