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This subject relates to the cultural, economic and legal implications of the concept of 'appropriation' in art.In this subject, there will be a study of a variety of cases, articles, and book excerpts from all over the world that discuss the concept of appropriation from a cultural and from a legal point of view as well as their implications for the future. Special attention will be paid to a variety of topics, including post modern and protest art movements, intellectual property, the role of technology and indigenous concerns.
Principal topics include:
- Postmodern art and theory
- Intellectual property
- Cultural property
- Trademark law
- Indigenous studies
- Freedom of expression.
Intended learning outcomes
A student who has successfully completed this subject will:
- Be able to Investigate, analyse, critically reflect on and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories regarding the role of law in addressing issues of cultural appropriation
- Have obtained advanced research skills and be able to apply information from social and cultural theory to concepts relating to appropriation and artistic freedom of expression
- Be able to interpret, justify and transmit legal interpretation to relevant specialist and non-specialist audiences that are interested in the broad idea of appropriation.
Last updated: 2 December 2019