fieldwork/cultural theft

EMMA emma at
Wed Feb 5 09:23:44 UTC 1997

nancy - thanks for this post...
in particular, i wonder if you'd say more about this issue about legal

>elderly & feeling regret that they
didnt pass their language on to their children,
passing it on to someone who'll preserve it in
some form may make it worthwhile. If the researcher
offers or agrees to put tapes, papers, books, videos,
or teaching materials into any repository the local
people specify, that may make it worthwhile. If
there are legal issues (land claims, water rights,
questions of freedom to follow traditional religious
practices), thay may make it worthwhile. >

thanks much, emma zevik


Dr. Emma Zevik, Visiting Professor
Ethnomusicology and Composition
Sichuan Conservatory of Music
No. 6 Xinsheng Road
Chengdu, Sichuan  610021  CHINA
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