Debating Repatriation

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Course Title

Debating Repatriation

Institution Where Taught

Stanford University

Year Course Taught

2017

Semester or Date Taught

Spring

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https://explorecourses.stanford.edu/search?view=catalog&filter-coursestatus-Active=on&page=0&catalog=&academicYear=&q=debating+repatriation&collapse=

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Course Number

ANTHRO 123A (ANTHRO 223A, ARCHLGY 123A)

Course Description

The debates over the return of cultural property have raged for centuries. At stake are key questions about the rights of Indigenous peoples, intellectual freedom, nationalism, globalization, heritage management, the meaning of history, and the purpose of museums in the world. This seminar examines these vital discussions that intersect law and morality, science and religion, culture and politics. Discussions will be informed by cross-cultural, legal, ethical perspectives, exploring both the philosophical and practical implications of the repatriation debates. This course will provide students with a nuanced historical viewpoint of museum collections, heritage policies, and legal dimensions that underpin contests over cultural property.

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