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Transactions and Creations: Property Debates and The Stimulus of Melanesia
  

Transactions and Creations: Property Debates and The Stimulus of Melanesia (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

Edited by Hirsch, Eric
Edited by Strathern, Marilyn

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In the early 21st century, intellectual and cultural resources emerge on all sides as candidates for ownership claims. Members of an anthropological research team investigating emergent conomic relations in a part of the world renowned for its innovative approach to resources and... transactions, wish to open up the vocabulary. In this unique volume, they bring an unexpected comparative perspective to global debates on intellectual and cultural property rights (IPR and CPR). The contributors bring from Melanesia their collective experience of people initiating, limiting and rationalizing claims through transactions in ways that challenge many of the assumptions behind the international language. In a bold theoretical move, propertyA is put alongside two other terms: transactionsA and creations.A The former have a place in the anthropological tradition that now needs to be brought into the foreground. In turn, increasing interest in protecting intellectual and cultural resources means that questions about creativity have suddenly become pertinent to what is or is not being transacted. Yet is creativity a special preoccupation of modernity? How are we to talk about people's creative practices, when innovation becomes the basis for ownership claims? This book is full of surprises!
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ISBN 9781845450281
Released NZ 6 Dec 2005
Publisher Berghahn Books
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781845450281
Stock Available
Status Available at publisher; allow 3-6 weeks delivery due to Covid 19 freight delays
Publisher Berghahn Books
Imprint Berghahn Books
Released 6 Dec 2005
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
 › 1 other possible formats available
Author(s) Edited by Hirsch, Eric
Edited by Strathern, Marilyn
Category Anthropology
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Pasifika
Number of Pages 248
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 13mm
Dewey Code 344.094
Weight 336g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Intellectual property, Ethnology - Melanesia, Indigenous peoples - Legal status, laws, etc, Cultural property - Protection - Law and legislation, Culture and law
NBS Text Sociology & Anthropology: Professional
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly

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