Friday, 8 January 2010

THEODORE DE BRY :: PEREGRINATION IN AMERICAM

an idea of america presented to the european colonial powers in 1597 :: crucial in shaping european views of the new world - it's primitivism, barbarism, savagery, and most importantly it's inferiority, to justify their subjugation and 'civilizing' of the natives.

no actual practices of cannibalism exist(ed) amongst the native peoples of america


3 comments:

Mr Ofosu said...

I think are dissertation maybe structured around the same issues. I've even been looking back at some note's from our sessions with sarah cheung...so much things that i didn't even know about historically that makes me understand what goes on today.CRAZY!!!

duane said...

i know Sarah is like my idol! yeah our dissertations are dealing with very similar issues but in different contexts. but i get what you mean suddenly the world changes and you start to see all these things at work!

d x

Maria maria said...

ppl dont change..just time passes by. thats sad but it doesnt seem we learned anth from history.

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