Aboriginal Art, Identity and Appropriation (Anthropology and by Elizabeth Burns Coleman PDF

By Elizabeth Burns Coleman

the assumption held by way of Aboriginal people who their paintings is eventually with regards to their id, and to the continuing life in their tradition, has made the security of indigenous peoples' paintings a urgent subject in lots of postcolonial international locations. the problem has triggered demands better copyright laws to guard Aboriginal paintings. even supposing this declare isn't specific to Australian Aboriginal humans, the Australian adventure basically illustrates this debate. during this paintings, Elizabeth Burns Coleman analyses artwork from an Australian Aboriginal neighborhood to interpret Aboriginal claims in regards to the courting among their artwork, identification and tradition, and the way the artwork may be safe in legislation. via her research of Yolngu paintings, Coleman unearths Aboriginal claims to be considerably actual. this can be a topic both suitable to North American debates concerning the appropriation of indigenous paintings, and the e-book also engages with this literature.

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