Who Owns Culture? A History of Cultural and Intellectual Property in the United States and Latin Ame|
AMST 318, AFAM 232, HIST 243|
This course will examine the representation, appropriation, and consumption of indigenous and African-descended peoples in the United States and Latin America, using popular discussions, political debates, and legal battles surrounding cultural and intellectual property. We will study how ownership can mean something palpable--legal property rights, for example--and also something less tangible and harder to define: the power to shape, own, market, and represent a group, region, national, or political discourse. Special attention will be given to museums, music, archaeology, copyright, tourism, land struggles, and testimonial literature (testimonio).
Students will write one 10-15 pp paper and weekly critical responses, and will be expected to engage in critical interpretation of primary and secondary materials. Students are also required to turn in outlines and rough drafts for final papers.
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|Course Format: Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(LAST)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|SECTION 01 In-person only|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Brown, Michael F., WHO OWNS NATIVE CULTURE? Harvard UP, 2003.
Coombe, Rosemary J., THE CULTURAL LIFE OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTIES: AUTHORSHIP, APPROPRIATION, AND THE LAW, Duke UP, 1998.
Mendoza, Zoila S., CREATING YOUR OWN: FOLKLORE, PERFORMANCE, AND IDENTITY IN CUZCO, PERU, Duke, 2008.
The Reparation of a Southern Cheyenne Burial and the Contingencies of Authenticity, Journal of Material Culture VOL14 NO2-Abigail Clouse.
Grave Injustice: The American Indian Reparation Movement and NAGPRA- Kathleen Fine-Dare.
A Brazilian Counterweight: Music, Intellectual Property and the African Diaspora in Rio de Janeiro (1910s-1930s) Journal of Latin American Studies VOL 41 (Nov. 2009)
|Examinations and Assignments: |
One 10-15 pp paper.
Weekly response papers and Blackboard Forum participation.
|Instructor(s): Clouse,Abigail Elizabeth Hertzman,Marc Adam Times: ..T.... 01:10PM-04:00PM; Location: CAMS 1&2; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: 5||JR major: 5|| || |
|Seats Available: 2||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 1||JR non-major: 1||SO: 3||FR: X|
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
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