:: antropologi.info ::

Social and Cultural Anthropology in the News - Blog

Search antropologi.info
 Advanced search
Nordisk nyhetsklipp
Ethnologie in den Nachrichten
Social & Cultural Anthropology in the News
Say something!
Forum in English
Forum på norsk
Contact information
Links (multilingual)
Ethno::log - Blog by the University of Munich (in English)
Anthrobase.com - Collection of anthropological texts
Open Access Anthropology: Sharing Knowledge on the Internet
Corporate Anthropology and Applied Anthropology
AntroMag: kronikker, intervjuer, anmeldelser
03.08.05: The blog has moved to www.antropologi.info/blog/anthropology/, and several broken links have been corrected

Here are the most recent posts on the new blog location:

[ Frontpage ]

Friday, June 10, 2005, 16:51

BBC: Row over German zoo's Africa show


German anti-racism campaigners have condemned plans to stage an African cultural festival in a zoo. Responding to the criticism, Augsburg Zoo Director Barbara Jantschke said she does not see anything wrong with staging the event in a zoo, where many cultural exhibitions are held. Mrs Jantschke also argued that the zoo was the ideal place to convey the necessary "exotic atmosphere" for the festival.

It is an attitude which campaigners like Ms Noah So want to change. "There is an urge in Germany to see those who are not white as part of something exotic or romanticised." This treatment insinuates that non-whites are not really part of German society, she says. >> continue

Read also German magazine DER SPIEGEL: German Zoo Scandal: 'African Village' Accused of Putting Humans on Display

African village in the Zoo: Protest against racist exhibition


No comments yet.

Your comment:
Name: E-mail or Homepage:  

Admin login | Script by Alex
Blog maintained by Lorenz Khazaleh: pictures at flickr / thesis / contact

:: antropologi.info - antropologisk kunnskap på ett sted ::