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The Long Way Home: The Meaning and Values of Repatriation

Paul Turnbull & Michael Pickering (eds)

ISBN 9781921953002
Softcover, 224 pages
illustrations, bibliography, index
Co-published by Berghahn Books and National Museum of Australia
November 2010
RRP A$34.95 NOW A$5.00

Indigenous peoples have long sought the return of ancestral human remains and associated artefacts from western museums and scientific institutions. Since the late 1970s their efforts have led museum curators and researchers to re-evaluate their practices and policies in respect to the scientific uses of human remains. In this book, leading researchers from a wide range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences reflect critically on the historical, cultural, ethical and scientific dimensions of repatriation.

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