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By Elizabeth Burns Coleman

the assumption held by means of Aboriginal people who their paintings is finally on the topic of their identification, and to the continuing life in their tradition, has made the security of indigenous peoples' paintings a urgent topic in lots of postcolonial international locations. the difficulty has caused demands more advantageous copyright laws to guard Aboriginal artwork. even if this declare isn't specific to Australian Aboriginal humans, the Australian event essentially illustrates this debate. during this paintings, Elizabeth Burns Coleman analyses artwork from an Australian Aboriginal neighborhood to interpret Aboriginal claims concerning the courting among their artwork, id and tradition, and the way the artwork can be secure in legislation. via her learn of Yolngu paintings, Coleman unearths Aboriginal claims to be considerably precise. this is often a subject both suitable to North American debates in regards to the appropriation of indigenous paintings, and the booklet also engages with this literature.

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