Mana Tuturu: Māori Treasures and Intellectual Property Rights

Barry Barclay

Author: Barry Barclay
Availability: No longer in print or stock
Format: Paperback
Pages: 300
Published: November 2005
Specs: 24.0cm x 17.0cm
ISBN: 9781869403508

Mana Tuturu is a wise meditation on the complex and difficult problems that arise when the treasures of indigenous peoples, especially Māori, enter the commercial world. 

Barry Barclay draws on his long experience as a filmmaker, often depicting Māori subjects, to conduct a hui, or public forum, to suggest ways in which two worlds, each important, can meet. 

His moving book is a guide in the areas of film and television, libraries, archives and museums, jurisprudence and ethics; but beyond that it is a book that anyone seriously concerned about the culture of contemporaryy New Zealand, or any post-colonial country, should read.


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Barry Barclay’s provocative, wise and compelling examination of the collision – or rather the complete lack of intersection – between Maori and English notions of intellectual property and ownership. . . . This is an important book by a man who has much to say to Maori and Pakeha alike. We would all do well to consider closely the message that this book contains. – Peter Calder, NZ Herald