The Routledge Companion to Cultural Property

The Routledge Companion to Cultural Property

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The Routledge Companion to Cultural Property contains new contributions from scholars working at the cutting edge of cultural property studies, bringing together diverse academic and professional perspectives to develop a coherent overview of this field of enquiry. The global range of authors use international case studies to encourage a comparative understanding of how cultural property has emerged in different parts of the world and continues to frame vital issues of national sovereignty, the free market, international law, and cultural heritage. Sections explore how cultural property is scaled to the state and the market; cultural property as law; cultural property and cultural rights; and emerging forms of cultural property, from yoga to the national archive. By bringing together disciplinary perspectives from anthropology, archaeology, law, Indigenous studies, history, folklore studies, and policy, this volume facilitates fresh debate and broadens our understanding of this issue of growing importance. This comprehensive and coherent statement of cultural property issues will be of great interest to cultural sector professionals and policy makers, as well as students and academic researchers engaged with cultural property in a variety of disciplines.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 492 pages
  • 171 x 248 x 31.75mm | 1,021g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1st ed.
  • 3 Line drawings, black and white; 33 Halftones, black and white
  • 1138812641
  • 9781138812642

About Jane Anderson

Jane Anderson is Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Museum Studies at New York University. Her research is focused on property law, Indigenous rights and sovereignty, colonial archives, repatriation, digital return, collaborative research, and transformative practice for social change.
Haidy Geismar is Reader in Anthropology and Vice Dean for Strategic Projects at University College London where she co-directs the Digital Anthropology Program. Her research interests focus on digital collections, Indigenous intellectual and cultural property, critical museum studies, the anthropology of economy and exchange, material culture and materiality, and digital anthropology.
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Table of contents

1. IntroductionHaidy Geismar and Jane Anderson
Part OneLegal Orderings of Cultural Property
2. Heritage vs. Property: Contrasting Regimes and Rationalities in the Patrimonial FieldValdimar Tr. Hafstein and Martin Skrydstrup
3. The Criminalisation of the Illicit Trade in Cultural PropertyAna Filipa Vrdoljak
4. Implementation of the 1970 UNESCO Convention by the United States and Other Market NationsPatty Gerstenblith
5. Protection not Prevention: The Failure of Public Policy to Prevent the Looting and Illegal Trade of Cultural Property from the Mena Region (1990-2015) Neil Brodie
6. A Paradox of Cultural Property: NAGPRA and (Dis)PossessionSusan Benton
Part TwoMuseums, Archives and Communities
7. NAGPRA, CUI and Institutional Will Rae Gould
8. Betting on the Raven: Ethical Relationality and Nuxalk Cultural PropertyJennifer Kramer
9. Whose Story is This? Complexities and Complicities of Using Archival FootageFred Myers
10. The Archive of the Archive: the Secret History of the Laura Boulton CollectionAaron Fox
11. Touching the Intangible: Reconsidering Material Culture in the Realm of Indigenous Cultural Property ResearchGeorge Nicholas
Part ThreeLocal Histories
12. On the Nature of Patrimonio: Cultural Property in Mexican ContextsSandra Rozental
13. Making and Unmaking Heritage Value in ChinaShu Li Wang and Michael Rowlands
14. Object Movement: UNESCO, Language and the Exchange of Middle Eastern ArtifactsMorag Kersel
15. Cultures of Property: Ghanaian Culture in Intellectual and Cultural PropertyBoatema Boateng
Part FourCultural Property Beyond the State
16. Culture as a Flexible Concept for the Legitimation of Policies in the European UnionStefan Groth and Regina Bendix
17. The Bible as Cultural Property? A Cautionary TaleNeil Asher Silberman
18. Being pre-Indigenous: Kin, Accountability and Cultural Property Beyond TraditionPaul Tapsell
19. Frontiers of Cultural Property in the Global SouthRosemary Coombe
Section FiveNew and Experimental Forms of Cultural Property
20. Who Owns Yoga? Transforming Traditions as Cultural PropertySita Reddy
21.Bones, Documents and DNA: Cultural Property at the Margins of the LawLee Douglas
22. Collaborative Encounters in Digital Cultural Property: Tracing Temporal Relationships of Context and LocalityJane Anderson and Maria Montenegro
23. Animating Language: Continuing Inter-Generational Indigenous Language KnowledgeShannon Faulkhead, John Bradley and Brent McKee
24. Ancestors for Sale in Aotearoa New ZealandMarama Muru Lanning
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