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The Resource UNESCO on the ground : local perspectives on intangible cultural heritage, edited by Michael Dylan Foster and Lisa Gilman

UNESCO on the ground : local perspectives on intangible cultural heritage, edited by Michael Dylan Foster and Lisa Gilman

Label
UNESCO on the ground : local perspectives on intangible cultural heritage
Title
UNESCO on the ground
Title remainder
local perspectives on intangible cultural heritage
Statement of responsibility
edited by Michael Dylan Foster and Lisa Gilman
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
For nearly 70 years, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has played a crucial role in developing policies and recommendations for dealing with intangible cultural heritage. What has been the effect of such sweeping global policies on those actually affected by them? How connected is UNESCO with what is happening every day, on the ground, in local communities? Drawing upon six communities ranging across three continents--from India, South Korea, Malawi, Japan, Macedonia and China--and focusing on festival, ritual, and dance, this volume illuminates the complexities and challenges faced by those who find themselves drawn, in different ways, into UNESCO's orbit. Some struggle to incorporate UNESCO recognition into their own local understanding of tradition; others cope with the fallout of a failed intangible cultural heritage nomination. By exploring locally, by looking outward from the inside, the essays show how a normative policy such as UNESCO's intangible cultural heritage policy can take on specific associations and inflections. A number of the key questions and themes emerge across the case studies and three accompanying commentaries: issues of terminology; power struggles between local, national and international stakeholders; the value of international recognition; and what forces shape selection processes. With examples from around the world, and a balance of local experiences with broader perspectives, this volume provides a unique comparative approach to timely questions of tradition and change in a rapidly globalizing world
Member of
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
001.06/01
Index
index present
LC call number
AS4.U83
LC item number
U54 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1965-
  • 1969-
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  • Foster, Michael Dylan
  • Gilman, Lisa
Series statement
Encounters: explorations in folklore and ethnomusicology
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  • Unesco
  • Cultural property
  • Intangible property
  • Unesco
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • REFERENCE
  • Cultural property
  • Intangible property
Label
UNESCO on the ground : local perspectives on intangible cultural heritage, edited by Michael Dylan Foster and Lisa Gilman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
UNESCO on the Ground / Michael Dylan Foster -- Local studies -- 1. Voices on the ground: Kutiyattam, UNESCO, and the heritage of humanity / Leah Lowthorp -- 2. The economic imperative of UNESCO recognition : a South Korean shamanic ritual / Kyoim Yun -- 3. Demonic or cultural treasure? Local perspectives on Vimbuza, intangible cultural heritage, and UNESCO in Malawi / Lisa Gilman -- 4. Imagined UNESCOs : interpreting intangible cultural heritage on a Japanese island / Michael Dylan Foster -- 5. Macedonia, UNESCO, and intangible cultural heritage : the challenging fate of Teškoto / Carol Silverman -- 6. Shifting actors and power relations : contentious local responses to the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage in contemporary China / Ziying You -- Critical discussion -- 7. Understanding UNESCO : a complex organization with many parts and many actors / Anthony Seeger -- 8. Learning to live with ICH : diagnosis and treatment / Valdimar Tr. Hafstein -- 9. From cultural forms to policy objects : comparison in scholarship and policy / Dorothy Noyes
Control code
922630345
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780253019530
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt17mv53j
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)922630345
Label
UNESCO on the ground : local perspectives on intangible cultural heritage, edited by Michael Dylan Foster and Lisa Gilman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
UNESCO on the Ground / Michael Dylan Foster -- Local studies -- 1. Voices on the ground: Kutiyattam, UNESCO, and the heritage of humanity / Leah Lowthorp -- 2. The economic imperative of UNESCO recognition : a South Korean shamanic ritual / Kyoim Yun -- 3. Demonic or cultural treasure? Local perspectives on Vimbuza, intangible cultural heritage, and UNESCO in Malawi / Lisa Gilman -- 4. Imagined UNESCOs : interpreting intangible cultural heritage on a Japanese island / Michael Dylan Foster -- 5. Macedonia, UNESCO, and intangible cultural heritage : the challenging fate of Teškoto / Carol Silverman -- 6. Shifting actors and power relations : contentious local responses to the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage in contemporary China / Ziying You -- Critical discussion -- 7. Understanding UNESCO : a complex organization with many parts and many actors / Anthony Seeger -- 8. Learning to live with ICH : diagnosis and treatment / Valdimar Tr. Hafstein -- 9. From cultural forms to policy objects : comparison in scholarship and policy / Dorothy Noyes
Control code
922630345
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780253019530
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt17mv53j
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)922630345

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