Who Owns Native Culture? documents the efforts of indigenous peoples to redefine heritage as a proprietary resource. By focusing on the complexity of actual cases, Michael Brown casts light on indigenous claims in diverse fields -- religion, art, sacred places, and botanical knowledge. He proposes alternative strategies for defending the heritage of vulnerable native communities without.
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Michael F. Brown. Who Owns Native Culture? Harvard University Press, Cambridge (2003) 315 pp. Angela M. Haas Illinois State University In Who Owns Native Culture? cultural anthropologist Michael F. Brown traces issues related to the ownership and worldwide circulation of indigenous art, music, ceremony, and biological knowledge from the late.
Who Owns Native Culture? is a rich introduction to discussions that will occupy us for the foreseeable future and that will surely lead in unexpected directions. (Jason Baird Jackson Journal of American Folklore 2006-01-01) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Link to review by Richard A. Shweder in the New York Times Book Review, September 14, 2003, or download pdf of original article. Two letters about Who Owns Native Culture? published in the New York Times Book Review (Oct. 5, 2003) and my response. On-line review by Adrian Ellis, AEA Consulting, from The Platform 3 (3), January 2004.
Michael Brown brings a discerning anthropological eye and ear to the passionate questions raised by efforts to protect native heritage from use by outsiders. Who Owns Native Culture? is a major and vital work, opening up to view a tournament of values central to contemporary thinking about culture.--Fred Myers, New York University.
Who Owns Native Culture? (review) Who Owns Native Culture? (review) Jackson, Jason Baird Journal of American Folklore 119 (2006) sizes that the responsible storyteller will be both educated and sensitive to the origins of each myth. The introduction also includes highlights of myth studies from Plato to Campbell, while much of the second half of the book is devoted to modern American myths.
Who Owns Native Culture? is a major and vital work, opening up to view a tournament of values central to contemporary thinking about culture.--Fred Myers, New York University An outstanding book on a subject of vital importance. Michael Brown has emerged as a commanding figure in debate about this subject, and here we see why.
Who Owns Native Culture?MICAHEL F. BROWN. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2003, 315 pp. Illustrations and index. GARY WHEELER Miami University The struggle for civil and human rights contin-ues to energize and confound us.What began as part of the breakdown of colonial structures echoes across the past half-century, with ongoing challenges to.
The author proposes alternative strategies for defending the heritage of vulnerable native communities without blocking the open communicatin essential to the life of pluralist democracies. The book is a lively, accessible introduction to questions of cultural ownership, group privacy, intellectual property, and the recovery of indigenous identities.
Therefore, the book, Who Owns Native Culture? by Michael F. Brown, which discusses both the Lyng case and the New Age Movement, is of great interest to me. The book focuses on recent controversies over outsider use of aspects of native cultures as well as indigenous peoples' efforts to protect their societies from this cultural appropriation.
Brown illuminates the influence of indigenous culture on modern society and focuses on recent efforts by native peoples to claim their customs as communal property. The book presents examples in which native communities have tried to lift cultural traditions out of public ownership and declare them as off-limits for use by outsiders.
In this important work, Michael Brown discusses competing claims to culture through a series of interesting case studies. He begins by outlining the major arguments going on inside indigenous cultures today and how efforts to assert sovereignty have brought many new issues into the political arena. Throughout the work, Brown maintains that a balance must be found between protecting Native.
This website is designed to supplement the book Who Owns Native Culture? (Harvard University Press, 2003), but it can be used by anyone interested in the struggle for control over knowledge and cultural productions originating in the world's indigenous societies. The site offers links to web-based information covering a range of issues and political positions.
Michael F. Brown: 2003, Who Owns Native Culture?, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 315 pp., ISBN 0-67401-171-6.The University of Chicago Press. Books Division. Chicago Distribution Center.Brown has now created a website by the same name that includes current issues relating to the ownership of indigenous culture. This site has a page called “Protecting Native Art and Music” which includes many links to articles and websites related to the topic.