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    Tiffany Jenkins
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Dr Tiffany Jenkins is arts and society director of the London based .

Dr Tiffany Jenkins is arts and society director of the London based think-tank, the Institute of Ideas.

Since the late 1970s human remains in museum collections have been subject .

Since the late 1970s human remains in museum collections have been subject to claims and controversies, such as demands for repatriation by indigenous groups who suffered under colonization. Dr Tiffany Jenkins is arts and society director of the London based think-tank, the Institute of Ideas. Learn mor. ubject Categories.

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Start by marking Contesting Human Remains in Museum Collections: The Crisis of Cultural Authority as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Since the late 1970s human remains in museum collections have been subject to claims and controversies, such as demands for repatriation by indigenous groups who suffered under colonization. This book charts the influences at play on the contestation over human remains and examines the construction of this problem from a cultural perspective.

Case Studies in Immunology. The Molecules of Life . Living in a Microbial World. It shows that claims on dead bodies are not confined to once colonized groups.

In the US, the treatment of human remains was being protested against by a rising tide of indigenous activism that was incensed at the inherent racism in the different management accorded to remains; those considered European received reburial, while those considered Native American were curated, studied and often displayed.

Since the late 1970s human remains in museum collections have been .

The contestation over human remains in museum collections among indigenous groups, archaeologists, and museums that took place in the USA, Australasia, and Canada in the late 1980s developed more slowly in the UK. Law and codes of practise have now been passed to ensure. Law and codes of practise have now been passed to ensure the repatriation of human remains; the transfer to culturally affiliated groups. Human remains: Dissection and its histories.

10. Repatriation, Cultural Property and Cultural Rights.

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Since the late 1970s human remains in museum collections have been subject to claims and controversies, such as demands for repatriation by indigenous groups who suffered under colonization. These requests have been strongly contested by scientists who research the material and consider it unique evidence.

This book charts the influences at play on the contestation over human remains and examines the construction of this problem from a cultural perspective. It shows that claims on dead bodies are not confined to once colonized groups. A group of British Pagans, Honouring the Ancient Dead, formed to make claims on skeletons from the British Isles,and ancient human remains, bog bodies and Egyptian mummies, which have not been requested by any group, have become the focus of campaigns initiated by members of the profession, at times removed from display in the name of respect.

By drawing on empirical research including extensive interviews with the claims-making groups, ethnographic work, document, media, and policy analysis, Contesting Human Remains in Museum Collections demonstrates that strong internal influences do in fact exist. The only book to examine the construction of contestation over human remains from a sociological perspective, it advances an emerging area of academic research, setting the terms of debate, synthesizing disparate ideas, and making sense of a broader cultural focus on dead bodies in the contemporary period.