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The Resource Culture, knowledge, property, Stephen Pritchard

Culture, knowledge, property, Stephen Pritchard

Label
Culture, knowledge, property
Title
Culture, knowledge, property
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Pritchard
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Examines representations of Australian and New Zealand Indigenous cultures, identities and rights within legal, historical and anthropological discourses. By reference to cases studies on such topics as the definition and interpretation of tattooing in relation to cultural property, Indigenous art, reconciliation, crime and violence, and Aboriginal sacred secrets and the Hindmarsh Island affair, the author considers issues relating to the definition and portrayal of culture, knowledge and property, as well as their implications for more general discussions of postcolonialsim, indigeneity and cultural politics" -- back cover
Cataloging source
SALS
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Pritchard, Stephen
Dewey number
305.899
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Robinson, Peter
  • South Australia
  • Tattooing
  • Sacred sites (Aboriginal Australian)
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Culture
  • Cultural property
  • Cultural property
  • Racism
  • Race discrimination
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Maori (New Zealand people)
  • Maori (New Zealand)
  • Artists, Aboriginal Australian
  • Art, Australian
  • Violence
  • Human rights
  • New Zealand
  • Hindmarsh Island (S. Aust.)
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
Target audience
general
Label
Culture, knowledge, property, Stephen Pritchard
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. [362]-374
Contents
1. Traces of authority: Anthropology and the Maori tattoo's 'proper' time. Modernity, anthropology and representation. 'Tattoos' of the past. The object of authenticity. The permanence of the line (past/future). 2. Essence, identity, signature: tattoos and cultural property. Theorising the tattoo. The outline of the so-called tattoo. Crossing the line. Cultural 'invention' and the 'invention' of culture. Representations of moko. 3. The artifice of culture: Contemporary Indigenous art and the work of Peter Robinson. Cultural definition and mobility. 'Contemporary scenarios'. Peter Robinson. 'Cultural' art. Criticism. 'Caught in the middle'. An Australian rejoinder. 4. Defining 'Indigenous' : between culture and biology. Race and genetics. Difference and similarity. 5. Between fact and fiction : Hindmarsh Island and the truth about secrets. Background. The truth about the commission. Truth, invention and fabrication. The desire to know. Hearing the truth. 6. Making up for the silence : sacred-secrets, justice and reconciliation. Mapping the sacred. Reconciliation and the truth. Ethics and the violence of the truth. The uncanny. Figuring silence. The unsayable and the unsaid. 7. Law, order and bu-culturalism. The violence problem. The politics of the given terms. Maori, law and colonialism : an overview. Sovereignty and the rule of law. 'The word of law' and the language of the other. The place of violence. Culturalisms and justice. 8. Between justice and law in Aotearoa, New Zealand. Two case studies. Violence and racism: the Haka Party' case. Law and human rights. The place of Maori violence. Representations of violence : Mair vs Wanganui District Court. The order of violence. A critical digression : traditions and the idea of justice beyond law. Activism and violence against 'the order'. Conclusion. Representation, memory and a chance for justice in the future. Chances. History, names. The (impossible) break. Ghosts and the terms of the past/future. Justice
Control code
000043854877
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
x, 377 p.
Isbn
9781740971898
Other physical details
ill., maps, port.
Label
Culture, knowledge, property, Stephen Pritchard
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. [362]-374
Contents
1. Traces of authority: Anthropology and the Maori tattoo's 'proper' time. Modernity, anthropology and representation. 'Tattoos' of the past. The object of authenticity. The permanence of the line (past/future). 2. Essence, identity, signature: tattoos and cultural property. Theorising the tattoo. The outline of the so-called tattoo. Crossing the line. Cultural 'invention' and the 'invention' of culture. Representations of moko. 3. The artifice of culture: Contemporary Indigenous art and the work of Peter Robinson. Cultural definition and mobility. 'Contemporary scenarios'. Peter Robinson. 'Cultural' art. Criticism. 'Caught in the middle'. An Australian rejoinder. 4. Defining 'Indigenous' : between culture and biology. Race and genetics. Difference and similarity. 5. Between fact and fiction : Hindmarsh Island and the truth about secrets. Background. The truth about the commission. Truth, invention and fabrication. The desire to know. Hearing the truth. 6. Making up for the silence : sacred-secrets, justice and reconciliation. Mapping the sacred. Reconciliation and the truth. Ethics and the violence of the truth. The uncanny. Figuring silence. The unsayable and the unsaid. 7. Law, order and bu-culturalism. The violence problem. The politics of the given terms. Maori, law and colonialism : an overview. Sovereignty and the rule of law. 'The word of law' and the language of the other. The place of violence. Culturalisms and justice. 8. Between justice and law in Aotearoa, New Zealand. Two case studies. Violence and racism: the Haka Party' case. Law and human rights. The place of Maori violence. Representations of violence : Mair vs Wanganui District Court. The order of violence. A critical digression : traditions and the idea of justice beyond law. Activism and violence against 'the order'. Conclusion. Representation, memory and a chance for justice in the future. Chances. History, names. The (impossible) break. Ghosts and the terms of the past/future. Justice
Control code
000043854877
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
x, 377 p.
Isbn
9781740971898
Other physical details
ill., maps, port.

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