The Hunter-Gatherers' World's Fair

Eugene Halton

in The Great Brain Suck

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print October 2008 | ISBN: 9780226314655
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226314679 | DOI:
The Hunter-Gatherers' World's Fair

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This chapter juxtaposes Geronimo and Ota Benga at the St. Louis World's Fair with Max Weber and Henry Adams at the same fair. Incongruity through juxtaposition provides a way to develop the story of Ota Benga and to contrast the hunter-gatherers with the civilized power structure that confronted them. One of the major points of the chapter is to view America and modern civilization through the very different eyes of the hunter-gatherers assembled at that world's fair.

Keywords: Geronimo; Ota Benga; St. Louis World's Fair; Max Weber; Henry Adams

Chapter.  6262 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Sociology

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