Virtual Savaging, and the Salvaged Virtue of a Dome

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Description: Seeking to comprehend what a select group of them seemed able to encounter only in the familiar terms of their own cultures, Nelson probes the degree to which the teleukakay enabled a questioning of the comfortable frame within which Europeans engaged others of the colonial world, specifically the differencing of the civilized and native savage. The Mousgoum dome, which in every way could speak of Africans as civilized, which could have forced a moment of ambiguity on the idea of Africans as primitive, came instead to be reabsorbed into the primitivizing machines of colonialism.\n Kaufman's essay is brought back home to me for, even in the period before the one he considers, other European travelers who encountered equally other spaces in Africa were not necessarily producing such texts-despite our current consensus regarding the role of travel in the constitution of the humanities (in anthropology, archaeology, and the history of architecture).
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