Bringing together a truly global range of scholars, this volume explores heritage, memory, and identity through a diverse set of subjects, including heritage sites, practices of memorialization, museums, sites of contestation, and human rights.

Contemporary Creativity and Heritage in Latin America

Contemporary Creativity and Heritage in Latin America
Contemporary creativity and heritage in Latin America
Lucina JiménezLópez

In Latin America, globalization has transformed understandings of the relationships between contemporary creativity and the heritage–memory–identity triad. This chapter explores this regional dynamic. It looks at the diverse expressions of creativity in different cultural fields and analyzes the ways in which these have been shaped by forces such as migratory flows, new technologies and various forms of cultural hybridity. The latter, in particular, have been generated by the collapsing of boundaries among contemporary art, traditional cultures, digital culture and the cultural industries. As a result, what new complexities and contradictions challenge the public policies of memory and heritage? What are the implications for cultural policies that hitherto have focused on the ...

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