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Sense and essence : heritage and the cultural production of the real

Author: Birgit Meyer; Mattijs van de Port
Publisher: New York : Berghahn Books, 2018. ©2018
Series: Material mediations, v. 9.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Contrary to popular perceptions, cultural heritage is not given, but constantly in the making, subject to dynamic processes of (re)inventing culture within particular social formations and via  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sense and essence.
New York : Berghahn Books, 2018
(DLC) 2018017765
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Birgit Meyer; Mattijs van de Port
ISBN: 9781785339400 1785339400 9781785339394 1785339397
OCLC Number: 1015819400
Description: xii, 337 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Heritage dynamics : politics of authentication, aesthetics of persuasion and the cultural production of the real / Mattijs van de Port and Birgit Meyer --
Aesthetics as form and force : notes on the shaping of Pataxo Indian bodies / Andre Werneck de Andrade Bakker --
Intangible heritage, tangible controversies : the baiana and the acaraje as boundary-objects in contemporary Brazil / Bruno Reinhardt --
Swinging between the material and the immaterial : Brazilian cultural politics and the authentication of Afro-Brazilian heritage / Maria Paula Fernandes Adinolfi --
News-history and the formation of the Sunday Times Heritage Project / Duane Jethro --
Scaffolding heritage : transient architectures and temporalizing formations in Luanda / Ruy Llera Blanes --
Corpo-reality TV : media, body, and the authentication of 'African heritage' / Marleen de Witte --
Heated discussions are necessary : the creative engagement with Sankofa in modern Ghanaian arts / Rhoda Woets --
Iconic objects : making diasporic heritage, blackness, and whiteness in the Netherlands / Markus Balkenhol --
Ascertaining the future memory of our time : Dutch institutions collecting relics of national tragedy / Irene Stengs --
Heritage under construction : boundary objects, scaffolding, and anticipation / David Chidester --
Can anything become heritage? / David Berliner --
Heritage as process / Ciraj Rassool.
Series Title: Material mediations, v. 9.
Responsibility: edited by Birgit Meyer and Mattijs van de Port.

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"A very interesting and timely book." * Thomas Fillitz, University of Vienna

 
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