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North American indigenous curators’ constructions of indigenous knowledge

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North American indigenous curators’ constructions of indigenous knowledge
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applying the sociology of knowledge approach to discourse
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Vamanu
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Iulian
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1977-
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Iulian Vamanu
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Dalbello
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Marija
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Marija Dalbello
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Belkin
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Nicholas J.
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Nicholas J. Belkin
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Marchi
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Regina
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Regina Marchi
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Mai
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Jens-Erik
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Jens-Erik Mai
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Rutgers University
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Graduate School - New Brunswick
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2014
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This dissertation aims to show how indigenous curators working in museums and universities across the United States and Canada construct indigenous knowledge as a discursive object and thus influence the production and circulation of indigenous knowledge in North American societies. The study is framed through the Sociology of Knowledge Approach to Discourse (SKAD), which accommodates meaning-making and material dimensions of discourses. Qualitative and interpretive research methods are employed including semi-structured in-depth interviews with indigenous curators, analysis of textual documents (scholarly work by indigenous curators and museum mission statements), and analysis of multimodal documents (an exhibition with indigenous content), in order to capture and describe actualizations of discourses of indigenous knowledge by indigenous curators. Indigenous knowledge is constructed discursively as injured knowledge (“invisible” through “erasure” of spatial and temporal presence). Indigenous curators position themselves as the social actors authorized to articulate this status endogenously and to address it by making a case for the compelling (spatial and temporal) presence of indigenous knowledge. In this respect, they employ topographical and chronographic vocabularies to articulate threats to indigenous knowledge and to propose model practices by means of which these threats may be addressed. There are roles associated with indigenous knowledge stewardship, which the curators fulfill, more or less innovatively, by interacting with other actors, by engaging in discursive and model practices, and by using affordances of the material practices of indigenous knowledge. The dissertation contributes to the literature in Library and Information Science by looking at the constructed nature of cultural knowledge. It makes visible the creative work of indigenous curators as a group of information professionals who remain unstudied despite the important work they do in serving the information needs of both aboriginal communities and the larger society.
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Communication, Information and Library Studies
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Art museum curators
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Ethnoscience
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Rutgers University Electronic Theses and Dissertations
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1 online resource (xi, 294 p. : ill.)
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Ph.D.
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Includes bibliographical references
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by Iulian Vamanu
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Graduate School - New Brunswick Electronic Theses and Dissertations
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doi:10.7282/T3862J2X
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ETD doctoral
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Vamanu
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Iulian
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2014-08-20 23:35:10
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Iulian Vamanu
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2014-10-31
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2016-10-30
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Access to this PDF has been restricted at the author's request. It will be publicly available after October 30th, 2016.
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