Anthropological Perspectives on Intangible Cultural Heritage by Kristin Kuutma (auth.), Lourdes Arizpe, Cristina Amescua

By Kristin Kuutma (auth.), Lourdes Arizpe, Cristina Amescua (eds.)

A decade after the approval of the UNESCO 2003 conference for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural historical past (ICH), the idea that has won huge popularity on the neighborhood, nationwide and foreign degrees. groups are spotting and celebrating their Intangible historical past; governments are devoting very important efforts to the development of nationwide inventories; and anthropologists and pros from varied disciplines are forming a brand new box of analysis. the 10 chapters of this publication contain the peer-reviewed papers of the 1st making plans assembly of the overseas Social technological know-how Council’s fee on study on ICH, which used to be held on the Centro local de Investigaciones Multidisciplinarias (UNAM) in Cuernavaca, Mexico in 2012. The papers are according to fieldwork and direct involvement in assessing and reconceptualizing the results of the UNESCO conference. The record in Appendix 1 highlights the details raised throughout the sessions.

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Four or five little girls dress up as ‘inditas’—an affectionate term for little Indian girls—, with a reinvented costume that mixes local and regional indigenous elements: ‘ixtle’ woven sandals (‘cacles’ in Nahuatl), black woollen wrap-around skirts, and Mexican ribbons and necklaces. While dancing, they sing a song which was originally meant to be in Nahuatl, the indigenous language which is still spoken in the region, but whose words can no longer be recognized as such. In the final scene, indigenous baskets, ‘chiquihuites’ (also Nahuatl), are brought on stage.

My approach is based on the following premises: (1) The identification of cultural elements that might be relevant from a patrimonial perspective is based on complex intercultural dialogues and negotiations. (2) Inventories are necessarily selective. They highlight some cultural elements and understate others; give access to material and symbolic benefits to some This chapter is based on ‘‘The problem: from the Wajãpi point of view’’, Chap. html. The Secretariat of WIPO, copyright owner, assumes no liability or responsibility with regards to any transformation of this material.

2011: Compartir el Patrimonio Cultural Intangible: Narrativas y Representaciones (México: Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes and Centro Regional de Investigaciones Multidisciplinarias). Lévi-Strauss, Claude, 2011: L’Anthropologie Face aux Problèmes du Monde Moderne (Paris: Seuil). UNESCO, 1996: Report of the World Commission Culture and Development: Our Creative Diversity (Paris: UNESCO). UNESCO, 2001: World Culture Report: Culture, Conflicts and Pluralism (Paris: UNESCO). Chapter 3 Evaluation of Items on Intangible Cultural Heritage Renato Rosaldo Evaluation is built into the notion of intangible heritage in a number of senses.

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