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By Elizabeth Burns Coleman

the assumption held via Aboriginal people who their artwork is finally relating to their identification, and to the continuing lifestyles in their tradition, has made the security of indigenous peoples' artwork a urgent topic in lots of postcolonial nations. the difficulty has brought on demands greater copyright laws to guard Aboriginal paintings. even though this declare isn't really specific to Australian Aboriginal humans, the Australian adventure truly illustrates this debate. during this paintings, Elizabeth Burns Coleman analyses paintings from an Australian Aboriginal neighborhood to interpret Aboriginal claims in regards to the courting among their artwork, id and tradition, and the way the paintings could be safe in legislation. via her examine of Yolngu artwork, Coleman reveals Aboriginal claims to be considerably precise. this is often a topic both suitable to North American debates concerning the appropriation of indigenous paintings, and the booklet also engages with this literature.

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