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Articulating dinosaurs : a political anthropology, Brian Noble

Label
Articulating dinosaurs : a political anthropology
Title
Articulating dinosaurs
Title remainder
a political anthropology
Statement of responsibility
Brian Noble
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this ambitious interdisciplinary study, anthropologist Brian Noble traces how dinosaurs and their natural worlds are articulated into being by the action of specimens and humans together. Following the complex exchanges of palaeontologists, museums specialists, film- and media-makers, science fiction writers, and their diverse publics, he witnesses how fossil remains are taken from their partial state and recomposed into astonishingly precise, animated presences within the modern world, with profound political consequences. Articulating Dinosaurs examines the resurrecting of two of the most iconic and gendered of dinosaurs. First Noble traces the emergence of Tyrannosaurus rex (the "king of the tyrant lizards") in the early twentieth-century scientific, literary, and filmic cross-currents associated with the American Museum of Natural History under the direction of palaeontologist and eugenicist Henry Fairfield Osborn. Then he offers his detailed ethnographic study of the multi-media, model-making, curatorial, and laboratory preparation work behind the Royal Ontario Museum's ground-breaking 1990s exhibit of Maiasaura peeblesorum (the "good mother lizard"). Setting the exhibits at the AMNH and the ROM against each other, Noble is able to place the political natures of T. rex and Maiasaura into high relief and to raise vital questions about how our choices make a difference in what comes to count as "nature." An original and illuminating study of science, culture, and museums, Articulating Dinosaurs is a remarkable look at not just how we visualize the prehistoric past, but how we make it palpable in our everyday lives."--Page i
Cataloging source
NLC
Dewey number
567.9074
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QE861.4
LC item number
.N62 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Articulating dinosaurs : a political anthropology, Brian Noble
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 455-479) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Can there really be an anthropology of dinosaurs? -- Part One. Animating the tyrant kingdoms. Materializing Mesozoic time-space -- Land of the fear, home of the bravado -- Animating Tyrannosaurus rex, modelling the perfect race -- Politics/natures, all the way down -- Vestiges of the lost world : recirculating the tyrant nexus -- Phantasmatics in the systematics of life -- Part Two. Articulating the good mother lizard. Articulating Maiasaura peeblesorum : the life, times, and relations of ROM #44770 -- "A real sense of a dynamic process" -- A really big Jurassic place : when specimens and chronotopes meet -- Need to say, need to know : planning to articulate specimen and spectacle -- The difference a lab can make -- A perfect time for raising a family : kinship as new syntax for dinosaurian natures? -- Technotheatrical natures : Maiasaur's world, by default? -- Mirabile dictu! : factishes all the way down -- "Just trying to be a scientist" : another Mesozoic is possible
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 491 pages
Isbn
9781442627055
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)922452661
Label
Articulating dinosaurs : a political anthropology, Brian Noble
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 455-479) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Can there really be an anthropology of dinosaurs? -- Part One. Animating the tyrant kingdoms. Materializing Mesozoic time-space -- Land of the fear, home of the bravado -- Animating Tyrannosaurus rex, modelling the perfect race -- Politics/natures, all the way down -- Vestiges of the lost world : recirculating the tyrant nexus -- Phantasmatics in the systematics of life -- Part Two. Articulating the good mother lizard. Articulating Maiasaura peeblesorum : the life, times, and relations of ROM #44770 -- "A real sense of a dynamic process" -- A really big Jurassic place : when specimens and chronotopes meet -- Need to say, need to know : planning to articulate specimen and spectacle -- The difference a lab can make -- A perfect time for raising a family : kinship as new syntax for dinosaurian natures? -- Technotheatrical natures : Maiasaur's world, by default? -- Mirabile dictu! : factishes all the way down -- "Just trying to be a scientist" : another Mesozoic is possible
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 491 pages
Isbn
9781442627055
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)922452661

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
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