Book Details


Shaping Natural History and Settler Society

Publication year: 2019

ISBN: 978-3-030-22639-8

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It provides a lens into a range of subjects within the history of knowledge and science, gender and social history, postcolonial, critical heritage and archival studies. The book examines the international importance of a marginalized scientist, the instrumentalisation of science to settlers' political concerns and reveals the pivotal but largely silenced contribution of indigenous African experts. Including a variety of material, visual and textual sources, this study explores how these artefacts are archived in museums and critically analyses their content and silences.

Subject: History, Women and science, Victorian period, South Africa, South-North knowledge networks, Global South, Colonial dispossession, Settler colonialism, Ornithology, Botany, Darwinism, Entomology, Archives and collections, Memory and history-making, History of Science, Imperialism and Colonialism, History of Sub-Saharan Africa, Gender and Sexuality