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Lifting the lid on "the community": Who Has the Right to Control Access to Traditional Knowledge and Expressions of Culture?

Forsyth, Miranda


This article explores some key considerations around determining who should have the right to control access to, and benefit from, traditional knowledge and intangible cultural heritage. It highlights the complexities involved in these considerations by examining in detail the different claims to control by different segments of the population in regard to two case studies: Samoan tattooing and the Vanuatu land dive. It uses insights from this analysis to problematize the assumptions about the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Cultural Property
DOI: 10.1017/S0940739112000021


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