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Culture, diversity and heritage : major studies

Lourdes Arizpe S. (Author)
The texts presented in this book trace the rise of culture as a major concern for development, international diplomacy, sustainability and national politics over the past two decades. As a major participant in anthropological field research, advocate for cultural freedom and decision-maker in international programs on culture, the author gives a firsthand account of the trade-offs, the contradictions and the management of consensus in these fields. She argues that the constitutive, functional and instrumental aspects of cultural narratives call for a more in-depth understanding of knowledge, leading to cultural and social sustainability in the framework of a "new worlding". Many of the texts gathered here were presented at the United Nations General Assembly and other high-level international meetings. Most of the texts are unpublished; some were first published in Spanish and are now available in English for the first time
eBook, English, 2015
Springer, Cham, 2015
1 online resource (xvi, 199 pages) : illustrations (some color)
9783319138114, 9783319138107, 3319138111, 3319138103
899211359
Printed edition:
Introduction
Arbitrating Collective Dreams: Anthropology and the New Worlding
The Ritual and the Promise: Why People Value Social Ritual
Culture and Science
The Intellectual History of Culture and Development Institutions
Cultural Diversity as a Source of Creativity for Globalization
How to Reconceptualize Intangible Cultural Heritage
The Genealogy of Intangible Cultural Heritage
Cultural Endowments at Risk in Induced Development
Culture, Governance and Globalization
Freedom of Choice, Democracy and the Zapatistas
Equality of Vulnerability and Opportunity
Convivencia: The Goal of Conviviability
Freedom to Create
Culture and Development: A Comparative Study of Beliefs