Who Owns Native Culture – The eSupplement

Continuing the digital-book theme that’s been emerging on materialworldblog:
Michael Brown’s book, Who Owns Native Culture (2003, Harvard University Press), has a supplementary electronic resource which consolidates current links to recent developments in cultural and intellectual property issues, especially those concerning indigenous peoples. It contains links to legislative documents, websites, and other publications, is well designed and easy to browse. Whilst the book does not reference much of the extensive anthropological, historical and legal literature on these issues – the web resource is really excellent, supplementing many of the case-studies with literature and links. Its an exemplar of how the web can enhance a paper publication and keep it up to date, and should be a go-to place for those interested in tracking property issues in comparative cultural context.