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Contesting Culture as Property: Introductory Comments to the Symposium

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Type: Conference Paper
Author: Jackson, Jason Baird
Conference: Contesting Culture as Property: A Symposium
Location: Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA
Conf. Date: December 9
Date: 2004
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10535/562
Sector: Social Organization
Information & Knowledge
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Subject(s): customary law
indigenous knowledge
ethnology
arts
culture
enclosure
bureaucracy
Abstract: The following comments were offered as an introduction to Contesting Culture as Property: A Symposium, held at the Indiana Memorial Union, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, December 9, 2004. The symposium was presented by students in the Fall 2004 graduate seminar Contesting Culture as Property (Folklore F804). The seminar participants presented original work exploring the intersections of intellectual and cultural property policy and local customary practices around the world. Issues of property in the contexts of heritage tourism, cultural diffusion and appropriation, scholarly representation, and corporate enclosure of traditional culture figured prominently in the work discussed.

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