Nic Craith, Máiréad (2008) Intangible Cultural Heritages: The Challenge for Europe. Anthropological Journal of European Cultures, 17 (1). pp. 54-73. [Journal article]
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Heritage has traditionally been associated with material objects, but recent conventions have emphasized the significance of intangible culture heritage. This article advocates a holistic approach towards the concept and considers key challenges for Europe's heritage at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Reflecting on the notion of 'European', it considers the question of how one defines European heritage and which European heritage is to be protected. It explores links between national and European conceptions of identity and heritage and queries issues of ownership, language and representation. A number of ethical issues are raised - such as the role of women in the transmission of heritage and the implications of information technology for copywriting traditional practices. The author also asks how one ensures that the process of globalisation facilitates rather than eliminates local cultural heritages? How does one enhance the local so that it becomes glocal and not obsolete?
|Item Type:||Journal article|
|Keywords:||Cultural ownership, European identity, language, tradition, UNESCO|
|Faculties and Schools:||Faculty of Arts|
Faculty of Arts > School of Modern Languages
|Research Institutes and Groups:||Irish and Celtic Studies Research Institute|
|Deposited By:||Professor Mairead Nic Craith|
|Deposited On:||22 Sep 2010 21:39|
|Last Modified:||17 Feb 2011 14:37|
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