decolonizing anthropology

carter pate (CPATE@UTCVM.BITNET)
Thu, 2 Feb 1995 17:06:18 EST

(second attempt after apparent failure)

A colleague adds his 2c to this topic:

On the matter of copyright:

Native American artists, like Greg Colfax of the Makah, have produced
"tribal" motifs, which other artists, like Jonathan Shaw, have been tattooing
onto the bodies of many people, most of them white. "Tribal tatooing" is
enormously fashionable at this time. Do we tattooed people owe somebody a roya
lty? WHO? Where does this thinking STOP?

Would it not be better to consciousness-raise about the predatory
exploitation of so many cultures, and leave the PC-think to the politicians?

(originator of the text) P.J. Nebergaall

Enjoy! --(poster of the message) carter pate