Lifting the lid on "the community": Who Has the Right to Control Access to Traditional Knowledge and Expressions of Culture?

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    Abstract

    This article explores some key considerations around determining who should have the right to control access to, and benefit from, traditional knowledge and intangible cultural heritage. It highlights the complexities involved in these considerations by examining in detail the different claims to control by different segments of the population in regard to two case studies: Samoan tattooing and the Vanuatu land dive. It uses insights from this analysis to problematize the assumptions about the use of concepts such as "community" in legislation designed to protection traditional knowledge and expressions of culture, and it also reflects on what effect such legislative developments may have on the cultural industries initiative and the implementation of the Convention on Intangible Cultural Heritage.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-31
    JournalInternational Journal of Cultural Property
    Volume19
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

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