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The Legal Protection of the Intangible Cultural Heritage

A Comparative Perspective

Editors: Petrillo, Pier Luigi (Ed.)

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  • Presents the first comparative law book on safeguarding the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage and its implementation at the national level
  • Analyses 10 case studies to help readers understand the differences between various legal systems around the globe
  • Demonstrates an innovative comparative approach to clarifying the different legal strategies in the context of intangible cultural heritage
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About this book

This book describes the global legal framework for safeguarding the “Intangible Cultural Heritage” – as defined by the UNESCO Convention in 2003 – and analyses its use in selected countries in the Americas, Asia, Africa and Europe. Each of the contributions has been prepared by high profile experts and strategically addresses countries that are representative for their corresponding area. Our understanding of the term “Cultural Heritage” has changed considerably over the past few decades, and it is becoming increasingly clear that the concept also includes traditions and living expressions that we inherit from our ancestors and pass on to our descendants. UNESCO has recognised and responded to this change of perspective, creating through the 2003 Convention an international instrument for safeguarding the “Intangible Cultural Heritage”, a notion including oral traditions, performing arts, social practices, rituals, festive events, knowledge and practices concerning nature and the universe, as well as the knowledge and skills needed to produce traditional crafts. New values, practices and heritages were recognized – from the ancient African rituals to the Mexican Mariachi musical expression to the Brazilian Samba and the Mediterranean Diet – all of which convey strong social and cultural meaning for their community's identity. Intangible Cultural Heritage is a growing, relatively recent field of study and also an emblem of the dialogue between distant populations with different cultures, which is the reason why a comparative approach is the most appropriate basis for conducting an analysis of how the contracting states to the Convention live up to their commitments through national safeguarding measures and enhancement policies or through international cooperation projects.

About the authors

Pier Luigi Petrillo is full Professor of Comparative Law, Unitelma Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. He is the author of Forme di governo e forme di opposizione nei nuovi Statuti regionali (Minerva, 2006); IRAN (Il Mulino 2008); Democrazie sotto pressione. Parlamenti e lobbies nel diritto pubblico comparato (Giuffrè 2010).

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • The UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. General Remarks

    Pages 3-16

    Scovazzi, Tullio

  • The Legal Protection of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in Brazil

    Pages 19-35

    Cavalcanti, Maria Laura Viveiros de Castro

  • The Legal Framework for Safeguarding the Intangible Cultural Heritage in Mexico

    Pages 37-52

    López Morales, Francisco Javier (et al.)

  • The Legal Protection of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in Japan

    Pages 55-68

    Kono, Toshiyuki

  • The Legal Protection of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Republic of Korea

    Pages 69-83

    Park, Jung-eun

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-72983-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-72982-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Legal Protection of the Intangible Cultural Heritage
Book Subtitle
A Comparative Perspective
Editors
  • Pier Luigi Petrillo
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-72983-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-72983-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-72982-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 266
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour
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