The Interdisciplinary Studies Institute (ISI) celebrates the publication of the first edited collection originating from the productive discussions of its faculty seminars. Negotiating Culture: Heritage, Ownership, and Intellectual Property examines issues of cultural heritage and intellectual property in a variety of contexts, from contests over tangible artifacts to more abstract forms of culture such as language and oral traditions.
Laetitia La Follette edited and contributed to the volume, which also features her fellow Cultural Ownership (ISHA 2006-2007) colleagues David Bollier, Oriol Pi-Sunyer, Banu Subramaniam, and H. Martin Wobst. ISI director Stephen Clingman, Susan DiGiacomo, Margaret Speas and Joe Watkins also contributed. The book will be available through the University of Massachusetts Press this coming August.