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1) Scholars argue that the zoos and the attention they garnered reflected a broader colonialist ambition and also argue that human zoos can be linked to three distinct but interrelated phenomena: the construction of an imaginary Other , the theorization of a hierarchy of races , and the construction of colonial empires. The historian Pascal Blanchard and coauthors write that: Human zoos, the incredible symbols of the colonial period and the transition from the nineteenth to twentieth century, have been completely suppressed in our collective history and memory. Yet they were major social events. The French, Europeans and Americans came in their tens of millions to discover the " savage " for the first time in zoos or " ethnographic " and colonial fairs. These exhibitions of the exotic (the future "native") laid the foundations on which, over an almost sixty-year period, was spun the West's progressive transition from a "scientific" racism to a colonial and "mass" racism affecting millions of "visitors" from Paris to Hamburg, London to New York, Moscow to
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This homework help was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course CELL BIO - taught by Professor - during the Spring '08 term at Miss. College.

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