The View From the Castle: A new role for ethnologists: to study the ways in which tribal peoples are responding to life as it is today

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Summary

Smithsonian Secretary S. Dillon Ripley addresses the timely topic of urgent anthropology and the disappearance of undocumented cultures and languages. Ripley stresses that ethnologists must rethink their roles as museum curators and continue to study, as sociologists, the response of tribal peoples to modern life and lifestyles.

Author

Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-2001

Subject

  • International Council of Museums
  • Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology

Category

Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

Contained within

Smithsonian Vol. 2, no. 8 (Journal)

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

November 1971

Topic

  • Sociology
  • Castle View
  • Anthropology
  • Ethnology

Physical description

p. 4

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