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Dhan Zunino Singh

-century intellectuals and political leaders who pursued the values of “progress” and “civilization,” guided by principles ranging from liberalism, utilitarianism, enlightenment, and romanticism to positivism and epitomized by the dichotomy between “civilization” and

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Remaking the World Cultures Displays at the National Museum of Scotland

Henrietta Lidchi

consequences, material and intellectual, of Victorian positivism as described by Thomas Richards. Richards has argued that Victorian practices of collecting, far from yielding their aim of a unity and transparency of knowledge (singular), led to unwieldy