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This chapter examines the governmental deployments of ethnology both “at home and away” in France as represented by the interwar fieldwork and exhibition practices of the Musée de l’Homme. Focused on the practices of collecting, collectors, and the epistemic circulation of objects and information, this chapter explores the Musée de l’Homme’s networks in the metropolis and in French Indochina, particularly through its relations with the Musée de l’Homme Hanoi. It examines the transference of governmental rationalities across the relations between France’s colonial and regional populations and the ways in which the project of French ethnology informed the practices of the Musée des Arts et Traditions Populaires and was shaped by a conception of Greater France.

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