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TitleThe Legal Protection of the Intangible Cultural Heritage [electronic resource] : A Comparative Perspective / edited by Pier Luigi Petrillo
ImprintCham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2019
Edition 1st ed. 2019
Connect tohttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-72983-1
Descript IX, 266 p. 5 illus., 4 illus. in color. online resource

SUMMARY

This book describes the global legal framework for safeguarding the “Intangible Cultural Heritage” – as defined by the UNESCO Convention in 2003 – and analyses its use in selected countries in the Americas, Asia, Africa and Europe. Each of the contributions has been prepared by high profile experts and strategically addresses countries that are representative for their corresponding area. Our understanding of the term “Cultural Heritage” has changed considerably over the past few decades, and it is becoming increasingly clear that the concept also includes traditions and living expressions that we inherit from our ancestors and pass on to our descendants. UNESCO has recognised and responded to this change of perspective, creating through the 2003 Convention an international instrument for safeguarding the “Intangible Cultural Heritage”, a notion including oral traditions, performing arts, social practices, rituals, festive events, knowledge and practices concerning nature and the universe, as well as the knowledge and skills needed to produce traditional crafts. New values, practices and heritages were recognized – from the ancient African rituals to the Mexican Mariachi musical expression to the Brazilian Samba and the Mediterranean Diet – all of which convey strong social and cultural meaning for their community's identity. Intangible Cultural Heritage is a growing, relatively recent field of study and also an emblem of the dialogue between distant populations with different cultures, which is the reason why a comparative approach is the most appropriate basis for conducting an analysis of how the contracting states to the Convention live up to their commitments through national safeguarding measures and enhancement policies or through international cooperation projects


CONTENT

Part I Introduction -- Part II America -- Part III Asia -- Part III Africa -- Part IV Middle East and Africa -- Part V Europe -- Part VI Conclusions


Ethnology Private International Law International & Foreign Law Comparative Law . http://scigraph.springernature.com/things/product-market-codes/R14002 Public International Law . http://scigraph.springernature.com/things/product-market-codes/R19000 Cultural Studies. http://scigraph.springernature.com/things/product-market-codes/X22040 Social Anthropology. http://scigraph.springernature.com/things/product-market-codes/X12030



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