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Filipino PrimitiveAccumulation and Resistance in the American Museum$
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Sarita Echavez See

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781479842667

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479842667.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Accumulating the Primitive

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(p.1) Introduction
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Filipino Primitive
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Sarita Echavez See

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NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479842667.003.0001

By focusing on the colonial origins and practice of Philippine archival collection in the American museum and university, this chapter reinvigorates scholarly debates in Marxist and post-Marxist theory over the primacy of economic versus colonial processes in the critique of capitalist accumulation. The chapter introduces the concepts of “knowledge nullius” and “accumulating the primitive” in order to underscore the epistemological and aesthetic dimensions of colonial, capitalist accumulation and to call attention to scholars and artists of color who have called for anti-accumulative theories and practices of knowledge production.

Keywords:   politics of knowledge, critical university studies, Marxist studies

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