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AIS 631F - Who Owns Native Culture?

Course information

Usually Offered: Spring
Course Description:

This course examines cultural heritage protection and the redefinition of indigenous peoples' heritage as a proprietary resource. Discussion will include select case law, the ethical and economic issues raised by the worldwide circulation of indigenous art, music, and biological knowledge, and the fundamental dichotomy of heritage as a protected resource within a multicultural society.

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences