SpringerBriefs in Environment, Security, Development and Peace

Anthropological Perspectives on Intangible Cultural Heritage

Editors: Universidad Nacional Autonoma, Prof. Dr. Lourdes Arizpe, Amescua, Cristina (Eds.)

  • The first book to bring together different anthropological approaches to research on intangible cultural heritage
  • All contributing authors are leading anthropologists involved in policy-making on intangible cultural heritage
  • All chapters are based on fieldwork and/or initiatives in different regions of the world
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A decade after the approval of the UNESCO 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH), the concept has gained wide acceptance at the local, national and international levels. Communities are recognizing and celebrating their Intangible Heritage; governments are devoting important efforts to the construction of national inventories; and anthropologists and professionals from different disciplines are forming a new field of study. The ten chapters of this book include the peer-reviewed papers of the First Planning Meeting of the International Social Science Council’s Commission on Research on ICH, which was held at the Centro Regional de Investigaciones Multidisciplinarias (UNAM) in Cuernavaca, Mexico in 2012. The papers are based on fieldwork and direct involvement in assessing and reconceptualizing the outcomes of the UNESCO Convention. The report in Appendix 1 highlights the main points raised during the sessions.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Concepts and Contingencies in Heritage Politics

    Kuutma, Kristin

    Pages 1-15

  • Singularity and Micro-Regional Strategies in Intangible Cultural Heritage

    Arizpe, Lourdes

    Pages 17-36

  • Evaluation of Items on Intangible Cultural Heritage

    Rosaldo, Renato

    Pages 37-38

  • Beyond Tradition: Cultural Mediation in the Safeguarding of ICH

    Arantes, Antonio A.

    Pages 39-55

  • Challenges for Anthropological Research on Intangible Cultural Heritage

    Machuca, Jesús Antonio

    Pages 57-69

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Anthropological Perspectives on Intangible Cultural Heritage
Editors
  • Prof. Dr. Lourdes Arizpe Universidad Nacional Autonoma
  • Cristina Amescua
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Environment, Security, Development and Peace
Series Volume
6
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-00855-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-00855-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-00854-7
Series ISSN
2193-3162
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 145
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations, 23 illustrations in colour
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