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.
The notion of “intangible heritage” has in the past decade broadened and deepened the idea of “heritage” in international cultural relations, notably in intergovernmental organizations, and appeals strongly to local, national, and global imaginaries (see Isar's chapter in this volume). According to UNESCO's 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH), this type of heritage is the driving force of cultural diversity and provides a guarantee for sustainable creativity (UNESCO, 2003). In Article 2, the ICH Convention states that
- Intangible cultural heritage means the practices, representations, expressions, knowledge, skills – as well as the instruments, objects, artifacts and cultural spaces associated therewith – that communities, groups and, in some cases, individuals recognize as part of their cultural ...