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The representation of Ainu culture in the Japanese museum system

Nakamura, Naohiro (2007) The representation of Ainu culture in the Japanese museum system. The Canadian Journal of Native Studies, 27 (2). pp. 331-365. ISSN 0715-3244

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Ainu culture has been the symbol of the “savage” and “uncivilized” for a long time. However, the International Year of the World's Indigenous People, 1993, and the establishment of the Foundation for Research and Promotion of Ainu Culture in 1997 changed the way the Ainu are represented culturally and also increased opportunities for the wider society to become aware of the Ainu. This paper considers how Ainu culture has been represented in the Japanese museum system since the nineteenth century, and explores how the way of cultural representation has changed, and what remain unsolved over the representation of Ainu culture.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: A General Works > AM Museums (General). Collectors and collecting (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Divisions: Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) > School of Geography, Earth Science and Environment
Depositing User: Naohiro Nakamura
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2014 04:58
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2014 04:58

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