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Safeguarding Intangible Heritage

Practices and Politics, 1st Edition

Edited by Natsuko Akagawa, Laurajane Smith

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Description

The UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage came into force in 2006, framing the international and national practices and policies associated with intangible cultural heritage. This volume critically and reflexively examines these practices and policies, providing an accessible account of the different ways in which intangible cultural heritage has been defined and managed in both national and international contexts. As Safeguarding Intangible Heritage reveals, the concept and practices of safeguarding are complicated and often contested, and there is a need for international debate about the meaning, nature and value of heritage and what it means to ‘safeguard’ it.

Safeguarding Intangible Heritage presents a significant cross section of ideas and practices from some of the key academics and practitioners working in the area, whose areas of expertise span anthropology, law, heritage studies, linguistics, archaeology, museum studies, folklore, architecture, Indigenous studies and history. The chapters in this volume give an overarching analysis of international policy and practice and critically frame case studies that analyze practices from a range of countries, including Australia, Canada, China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Kyrgyzstan, New Zealand, Taiwan, the UK and Zimbabwe.

With a focus on conceptual and theoretical issues, this follow-up to Intangible Heritage, by the same editors, will be of great interest to students, scholars and professionals working in the fields of heritage and museum studies, heritage conservation, heritage tourism, global history, international relations, art and architectural history, and linguists.

Table of Contents

Contents

List of illustrations

List of contribuors

Series Editor’s forward

  1. The practices and politics of safeguarding
  2. NATSUKO AKAGAWA AND Laurajane Smith

    PART I

    Legal, Administrative and Conceptual Challenges

  3. Further reflections on community involvement in safeguarding intangible cultural heritage
  4. Janet Blake

  5. Intangible heritage safeguarding and intellectual property protection in the context of implementing the UNESCO ICH Convention
  6. Harriet Deacon Rieks Smeets

  7. Intangible heritage economics and the law: Listing, commodification and market alienation
  8. Lucas Lixinski

  9. Inside the UNESCO apparatus: from intangible representations to tangible effects
  10. Kristin Kuutma

  11. Intangibility re-translated
  12. Min-Chin Chiang

  13. Language as world heritage? Critical perspectives on language-as-archive
  14. Ana Deumert and Anne Storch

  15. The Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage:
  16. absentees, objections and assertions

    MÁIRÉAD NIC CRAITH, ULLRICH KOCKEL AND KATHERINE LLOYD

    PART II

    The Complexities of ‘Safeguarding’

  17. BATIK as a creative industry: political, social, economic use of intangible heritage
  18. NATSUKO AKAGAWA

  19. Replacing faith in spirits with faith in heritage: a story of the management of the Gangneung Danoje Festival
  20. CedarBough T. Saeji

  21. World Heritage communities, anchors and values for the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage in southern Africa: Botswana and Zimbabwe
  22. Stella Basinyi and Munyaradzi Elton Sagiya

  23. ICH-isation of popular religions and the politics of recognition in China
  24. Ming-chun Ku

  25. National identity, culinary heritage and UNESCO: Japanese washoku
  26. Natsuko Akagawa

  27. Beyond safeguarding measures, or a tale of strange bedfellows: improvisation as heritage
  28. Mustafa Coşkun

  29. Playing with intangible heritage: video game technology and procedural re-enactment

Jakub Majewski

 

 

Index

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the Editors

Natsuko Akagawa has a PhD and Masters in Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies, a Masters in Business Administration, a Graduate Diploma of Education, and a Diploma of Portuguese Language and Culture. Currently Lecturer at The University of Queensland, Australia, she was previously Assistant Professor at The University of Western Australia. She is the author of Heritage Conservation in Japan’s Cultural Diplomacy (2014), which establishes a pioneering theoretical nexus between the politics of cultural diplomacy, heritage conservation, and national identity and interest, and has become a focus for scholars in a range of disciplines. She is also the co-editor of Intangible Heritage (2009, with Laurajane Smith). Her research focuses on the way heritage assembles histories, memories, identities and emotions as articulated in policies, practices and imaginaries. She is Expert Member and Vice-President of the International Committee on Intangible Heritage of ICOMOS. She has been a visiting research fellow at the East–West Centre and University of Hawaii, Manoa, as well as a Fellow at the International Institute of Asian Studies with Leiden University, Netherlands.

Laurajane Smith is Professor and Director of the Centre of Heritage and Museum Studies, and Head of the School of Archaeology and Anthropology at the Australian National University. She has authored Uses of Heritage (2006) and Archaeological Theory and the Politics of Cultural Heritage (2004), and co-authored Heritage, Communities and Archaeology (2013). Her edited books include Heritage, Labour and the Working Classes (2011, with Paul A. Shackel and Gary Campbell), Representing Enslavement and Abolition in Museums (2011, with G. Cubitt, R. Wilson and K. Fouseki) and Intangible Heritage (2009, with Natsuko Akagawa). She is editor of the International Journal of Heritage Studies and co-general editor (with William Logan) of the series Key Issues in Cultural Heritage.

About the Series

Key Issues in Cultural Heritage

Key Issues in Cultural Heritage is a new and unique series which aims to identify interdisciplinary debates within the changing and under-theorized field of Heritage Studies and to explore how they impact on the practices not only of heritage management and conservation, but also the processes of production, consumption and engagement with heritage in its many and varied forms. Each volume brings together a selection of international contributors and global case studies, providing a balance of theoretical and empirical content.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC003000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Archaeology