Cultural diversity, cultural heritage and human rights : towards heritage management as human rights-based cultural practice

Logan, William 2012, Cultural diversity, cultural heritage and human rights : towards heritage management as human rights-based cultural practice, International journal of heritage studies, vol. 18, no. 3, pp. 231-244.

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Title Cultural diversity, cultural heritage and human rights : towards heritage management as human rights-based cultural practice
Author(s) Logan, William
Journal name International journal of heritage studies
Volume number 18
Issue number 3
Start page 231
End page 244
Total pages 14
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2012
ISSN 1352-7258
1470-3610
Keyword(s) cultural diversity
cultural heritage
human rights
cultural rights
cultural practice
heritage conservation
Summary The present article investigates the linkages between conserving cultural heritage, maintaining cultural diversity and enforcing human rights. While there seems to be a growing awareness of these linkages in international heritage and human rights circles, they remain poorly understood by many heritage practitioners who see their conservation work merely as a technical matter. The article argues that it is essential for practitioners engaged in heritage conservation projects to understand the broader economic, political and social context of their work. However, heritage scholars and teachers, too, need to recognise that there can be many motives behind official heritage interventions, that such action is sometimes taken primarily to achieve political goals, and that it can undermine rather than strengthen community identity, cultural diversity and human rights. Such a reorientation is an extension of the paradigm shift in which heritage is understood as cultural practice. In this more critical heritage studies discipline human rights are brought to the foreground as the most significant part of the international heritage of humanity.
Language eng
Field of Research 210202 Heritage and Cultural Conservation
Socio Economic Objective 950307 Conserving the Historic Environment
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2012, Taylor & Francis
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