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 background (ICH), the idea that has won vast reputation on the neighborhood, nationwide and overseas degrees. groups are spotting and celebrating their Intangible history; governments are devoting vital efforts to the development of nationwide inventories; and anthropologists and pros from various disciplines are forming a brand new box of analysis. the 10 chapters of this ebook contain the peer-reviewed papers of the 1st making plans assembly of the foreign Social technology Council’s fee on learn on ICH, which used to be held on the Centro neighborhood de Investigaciones Multidisciplinarias (UNAM) in Cuernavaca, Mexico in 2012. The papers are in line with fieldwork and direct involvement in assessing and reconceptualizing the results of the UNESCO conference. The file in Appendix 1 highlights the details raised throughout the sessions.
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1 Introduction In his 2011 book Anthropology Confronts the Problems of the Modern World, Lévi-Strauss states that ‘‘… always and everywhere, scientific explanation is based on what may be termed good simplifications. Given this relationship, anthropology turns necessity into virtue’’ (2011: 21). Such simplifications are then, however, carefully analysed according to disciplinary theories and discursive metonymies. In contrast, the texts of international normative instruments must answer to a very wide range of types of discursive acts and political outlooks, to mention only the most important factor influencing international policy negotiations.
In sum, through their innovations to the Chinelo Dance, Yautepecans have both confirmed their belonging to a plural, micro-regional cultural tradition, and to a pluricultural world, while at the same time highlighting their singularity as a town that has a unique historical tradition to offer. A very different but interesting point that may be raised here is that the scenes that are embroidered on the gowns are depictions taken from the National Museum of Anthropology and History in Mexico City and other historical and anthropological sources of intangible cultural heritage.
The foundational ‘global’ viewpoint of anthropology, encompassing all human societies around the world, is an idea whose time has gradually become more relevant, as the world becomes more ‘global’ and, more to the point, as sustainability creates an imperative to work for all humanity. More specifically, anthropology’s global ambition and its exact knowledge of microspheres, of local groups and places, is now urgently needed to reassess a process of maldevelopment and globalization that has created extremes of wealth and access, of exclusion and violence.
Anthropological Perspectives on Intangible Cultural Heritage by Kristin Kuutma (auth.), Lourdes Arizpe, Cristina Amescua (eds.)