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The copyright thing doesn't work here : Adinkra and Kente cloth and intellectual property in Ghana

Author: Boatema Boateng
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©2011.
Series: First peoples (2010)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Ghana, adinkra and kente textiles derive their significance from their association with both Asante and Ghanaian cultural nationalism. They each convey, through color, style, and adornment, the bearer's identity, social status, and even emotional state. Yet both textiles have been widely mass-produced outside Ghana without any compensation to the originators of the designs. In The copyright thing doesn't work  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Boatema Boateng
ISBN: 9780816670024 0816670021 9780816670031 081667003X
OCLC Number: 687676151
Description: 216 pages, [8] plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction : indexes of culture and power --
The tongue does not rot : authorship, ancestors, and cloth --
The women don't know anything! gender, cloth production, and appropriation --
Your face doesn't go anywhere : cultural production and legal subjectivity --
We run a single country : the politics of appropriation --
This work cannot be rushed : global flows, global regulation --
Conclusion : why should the copyright thing work here?
Series Title: First peoples (2010)
Responsibility: Boatema Boateng.

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The intersection of Western intellectual property law and traditional knowledge in Africa.  Read more...

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