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

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posted on 2015-01-01, 00:00 authored by William LoganWilliam Logan
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.

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Title of book

World heritage management and human rights

Chapter number

3

Pagination

19 - 32

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Place of publication

London, Eng.

ISBN-13

9781138833616

ISBN-10

1138833614

Language

eng

Publication classification

B1 Book chapter

Copyright notice

2015, Taylor & Francis

Extent

13

Editor/Contributor(s)

S Ekern, W Logan, B Sauge, A Sinding-Larsen

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