Wednesday, April 18, 2007
On Transactions and Creations
Museum Anthropology contributor and booster Michael F. Brown, whose work on cultural property issues is well known to many in the field, has just published a helpful, detailed review of Transactions and Creations: Property Debates and the Stimulus of Melanesia edited by Eric Hirsch and Marilyn Strathern (in PoLAR). While the collection does not focus specifically on museum-related property issues, Michael's review suggests that it will become an important work in the broader literature on the anthropology of heritage policy and intellectual/cultural property debates. You can find the review in AnthroSource here.