Intangible Heritage and Erasure: Rethinking Cultural Preservation and Contemporary Museum Practice

@article{Alivizatou2011IntangibleHA,
  title={Intangible Heritage and Erasure: Rethinking Cultural Preservation and Contemporary Museum Practice},
  author={Marilena Alivizatou},
  journal={International Journal of Cultural Property},
  year={2011},
  volume={18},
  pages={37 - 60}
}
  • M. Alivizatou
  • Published 1 February 2011
  • Sociology
  • International Journal of Cultural Property
Abstract This article builds on recent discussions on intangible heritage following the adoption of the relevant convention by UNESCO in 2003. The emergence of intangible heritage in the international heritage scene is tied up with fears of cultural homogenization and the need to protect the world's diversity. For a number of critics, however, UNESCO's normative framework raises questions around the institutionalization of culture as a set of endangered and disappearing ways of life. The… 

Intangible cultural heritage in Japan : Bingata, a traditional dyed textile from Okinawa

My thesis is an ethnographic investigation of the social impact of Japan’s Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) policy, a government scheme that supports practitioners of traditional crafts and

Preservation of Intangible Cultural Heritage Using Advance Digital Technology: Issues and Challenges

The emerging concern on intangible heritage in the international arena reflects the fear of cultural homogeneity, diminishing cultural diversity and human creativity. Cultural heritage is a symbol

Incidental heritage: difficult intangible heritages as collateral damage

Abstract Within the context of ‘negative’ and ‘intangible heritage,’ this paper explores Burström and Gelderblom’s proposition of ‘difficult heritage,’ with respect to Bückeberg, the site of the

Digital Preservation of Intangible Cultural Heritage

Cultural heritage reflects a society’s identity, hence should be protected and preserved for the future generation. Digital preservation is significant for cultural heritage since there are a lot of

THE HUMAN RIGHTS-BASED APPROACH IN CULTURAL HERITAGE POLICY: COMPARING INTERNATIONAL AND LOCAL STANDARDS IN JALISCO, MEXICO

International agencies have been influential in defining what is understood by cultural heritage and how governments or, more generally, states, should approach it. In particular, the two mainstream

Safeguarding Intangible Heritage among the Wajita in Northern Tanzania

The waJita are among the communities in Tanzania that have their own ways of safeguarding their diverse forms of ancestrally inherited culture, which include strict observance of oral traditions,

Transformations of cultural heritage in Melanesia: from kastam to kalsa

In this article, I look at the reverberations of the global discourse about heritage at the margins of the global system in the Pacific. To this end, I analyse the development of indigenous concepts

Inhabiting a language: linguistic interactions as a living repository for intangible cultural heritage

The UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (2003) recognises as living heritage cultural expressions and practices that provide for the continuity, dynamism and

Ethnoarchaeology: A Conceptual and Practical Bridging of the Intangible and Tangible Cultural Heritage Divide

The concept of “intangible heritage” has become an element of mainstream academic discourse and international policy in recent decades. The concept can be criticized, however, for creating an

The Significance of the Place-Historical Narratives in the Context of Spatial Perspective

This paper explores the significance of the relationship between the historic heritage building named Sunnyside and the unique narrative of the land. The argument flows from a case study involving a

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 89 REFERENCES

Masterpieces of Oral and Intangible Culture: Reflections on the UNESCO World Heritage List with CA⋆ comment

On May 18, 2001, the first UNESCO Proclamation of Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity took place in Paris. Nineteen traditional cultural expressions were inscribed on the

Heritage Trouble: Recent Work on the Protection of Intangible Cultural Property

A major factor driving contemporary concerns about the fate of intangible cultural property is the rise of the Information Society, which has proven adept at stripping information from the cultural

Tangible and Intangible Heritage: from difference to convergence

Dawson Munjeri, currently Deputy Permanent Delegate of Zimbabwe to UNESCO was until 2002, the Executive Director of National Museums and Monuments of Zimbabwe. He was previously the Oral Historian of

The Terroir of Culture

Abstract Current fears regarding the disappearance of long-term cultural traditions in the face of globalization have led anthropologists and policymakers alike to engage in activities aimed at

Masterpieces of Oral and Intangible Culture

  • P. Nas
  • Sociology
    Current Anthropology
  • 2002
On May 18, 2001, the first UNESCO Proclamation of Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity took place in Paris. Nineteen traditional cultural expressions were inscribed on the

Intangible Heritage as Metacultural Production1

Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, a world-renowned anthropologist, is a professor at the Performance Studies Department of the Tisch School of the Arts, New York, where she teaches the history and

Making Representations: Museums in the Post-Colonial Era

Responses to controversial exhibitions in recent years have demonstrated the dissatisfaction felt by many indigenous peoples and ethnic groups at the ways in which the western museum traditionally

Can less be more? Heritage in the age of terrorism

Abstract Western civilization does not have a particularly good track record of saving cultural heritage from destruction, but in recent centuries it has surrounded itself with a rather firm ideology

Second proclamation of masterpieces of the oral and intangible heritage of humanity

On 7 November 2003, UNESCO proclaimed 28 masterpieces of the oral and intangible heritage of humanity, thereby enhancing the first list of 19 cultural spaces and expressions selected in May 2001.

Dignifying Carnival: The Politics of Heritage Recognition in Puebla, Mexico

This article problematizes the process of heritage declaration using ethnographic research on the working class carnival produced each year in the historic city center of Puebla, México. The author
...