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Aronsson, I.-L. & Huvila, I. (2016). Förord. Tidskrift för ABM (1)
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2016 (Swedish)In: Tidskrift för ABM, ISSN 2002-4614, no 1Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
National Category
Information Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-278979 (URN)
Available from: 2016-02-26 Created: 2016-02-26 Last updated: 2017-11-30Bibliographically approved
Josefsson, J. & Aronsson, I.-L. (2016). Heritage as life-values: a study of the cultural heritage concept. Current Science, 110(11), 2091-2098
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2016 (English)In: Current Science, ISSN 0011-3891, Vol. 110, no 11, p. 2091-2098Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

For a long time now, the world has been facing a heritage stampede with an array of stakeholders - nations, global heritage organizations, NGOs, terrorists and ordinary people - all claiming their rights to heritage and the past. Hence, there is a great need to understand what heritage does, or what we do with heritage in an everyday context. This article aims to contribute to the discussion through studies of the heritage concept from a theoretical and analytical perspective, starting from a Swedish and European view on heritage; how it came into being, established itself and developed, and finally found itself called into question and at risk of being discarded. Our argument is that the present heritage concept would benefit from the introduction of the concept of life-values, not in order to replace it, but to enrich and take heritage into the 21st century. The article is based on field work in Albania.

Keywords
Albania, concepts of culture, cultural heritage, historiography, life-values
National Category
Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-299576 (URN)10.18520/cs/v110/i11/2091-2098 (DOI)000377768200014 ()
Available from: 2016-07-22 Created: 2016-07-22 Last updated: 2017-11-28Bibliographically approved
Aronsson, I.-L. & Downing, T. E. (2015). Five Sides of the Same Coin: The Place of Global Policy Frameworks in the Setting of Negotiation Agendas of Involuntary Resettlement. In: : . Paper presented at Continuity and Change. Society for Applied Anthropology. 75th Annual Meeting, Pittsburg, March 24-28th 2015 (pp. 86-87). Pittsburgh: Society for Applied Anthropology
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Five Sides of the Same Coin: The Place of Global Policy Frameworks in the Setting of Negotiation Agendas of Involuntary Resettlement
2015 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper contributes to the discussion of the role of policy guidelines in involuntary resettlement projects in the light of the World Bank´s revision of its safeguards Environmental and Social Safeguards (2014). The paper concludes that the present and proposed guidelines do not take into consideration the complexity on the ground in these kinds of stressful projects.  The authors have a unique possibility to compare "inside and outside" events and decisions as one of the author was embedded in the local culture while the other one was the assigned resettlement expert of the lenders.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Pittsburgh: Society for Applied Anthropology, 2015
Keywords
policy, resettlement, theory
National Category
Other Humanities
Research subject
Cultural Anthropology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-253548 (URN)
Conference
Continuity and Change. Society for Applied Anthropology. 75th Annual Meeting, Pittsburg, March 24-28th 2015
Available from: 2015-05-29 Created: 2015-05-29 Last updated: 2015-05-29Bibliographically approved
Aronsson, I.-L. (2015). The Setting of Negotiation Agendas in Involuntary Resettlement. In: : . Paper presented at SENIX International Conference The Role of Social Science in a Low- Carbon Energy Mix, Stockholm, May 25-27, 2015.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Setting of Negotiation Agendas in Involuntary Resettlement
2015 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

International polices on involuntary resettlement have been developed for the last 30 years following the ground breaking World Bank guidelines from the 1980s.  The World Bank is now reviewing their safeguards on involuntary resettlement presented in The Environmental and Social Safeguards Frame (ESF) (2014).These policies partially set the agenda for the protracted and conflictive on-the ground negotiations between the main stakeholders (lender, client (government or private) and the people to be displaced. In these policies, the participatory model has been in focus in order to empower and strengthening the community engagement. This paper argues that it is not about participation per se, but about negotiations. 

Keywords
displacement, resettlement, theory, policy
National Category
Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Cultural Anthropology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-253489 (URN)
Conference
SENIX International Conference The Role of Social Science in a Low- Carbon Energy Mix, Stockholm, May 25-27, 2015
Available from: 2015-05-28 Created: 2015-05-28 Last updated: 2015-05-29Bibliographically approved
Aronsson, I.-L. (2014). The Reestablishment of Routine Cultures in Displaced Societies. In: : . Paper presented at The Future with/or Anthropologies. International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES), 15-18th May 2014. Chiba City, Tokyo, Japan..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Reestablishment of Routine Cultures in Displaced Societies
2014 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper aims to contribute to the longitudinal studies of DFDR by presenting ethnographic material from the Zimapán resettlement project in Mexico. The data is analyzed through a lens of anthropological and heritage theories. The role of anthropology in contested projects is also discussed.

Keywords
heritage, displacement, theory, longitudinal studies
National Category
Other Humanities
Research subject
Cultural Anthropology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-253557 (URN)
Conference
The Future with/or Anthropologies. International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES), 15-18th May 2014. Chiba City, Tokyo, Japan.
Funder
Magnus Bergvall Foundation
Available from: 2015-05-29 Created: 2015-05-29 Last updated: 2015-06-01Bibliographically approved
Aronsson, I.-L. (2013). Closing panel: Sharing wisdom and reflections on the enduring questions. In: : . Paper presented at International Conference on Development-Induced Displacement and Resettlement: Bridging Research and Practice, Filling the Knowledge Gaps. 22-23 March 2013. Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford, Oxford..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Closing panel: Sharing wisdom and reflections on the enduring questions
2013 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This is a written contribution to the concluding session of the conference on displacement and resettlement at the University of Oxford. Parts of this text has been incorporated in the final paper "Concluding Session: Reflections on the Enduring Questions in Development-Induced Displacement and Resettlement" chaired by Susan Tamondong (main author).

Keywords
resettlement, displacement, practice, participation
National Category
Humanities Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Cultural Anthropology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-253745 (URN)
Conference
International Conference on Development-Induced Displacement and Resettlement: Bridging Research and Practice, Filling the Knowledge Gaps. 22-23 March 2013. Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford, Oxford.
Available from: 2015-06-02 Created: 2015-06-02 Last updated: 2015-06-02Bibliographically approved
Tamondong, S., Aronsson, I.-L., Cernea, M., Downing, T. E., Giraud, P. C., Oliver-Smith, A., . . . de Wet, C. (2013). Closing panel: Sharing wisdom and reflections on the enduring questions. In: : . Paper presented at International Conference on Development-Induced Displacement and Resettlement: Bridging Research and Practice, Filling the Knowledge Gaps. 22-23 March 2013. Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford, Oxford..
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2013 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This paper summarizes the discussion during the Closing Plenary Panel of the DIDR Conference. It revolves around three main themes: (i) Experiences and Views about Resettlement, (ii) Reflections on the DIDR Conference, and (iii) Suggestions for Future Work and Collaboration.   The main author (Susan Tamondong) organized the Panel and facilitated the closing session.  The Panelists considered to be “pioneers” in DIDR research and practice, shared their views on resettlement’s enduring questions, such as:  What is adequate compensation? Can socio-cultural disruption be compensated? How do we deal with socio-cultural changes, damage and re-organization of communities? Can we compensate memories of life in the old community?  Or, can a lost view of a community landscape and habitual prayer area by the mountain side be replaced? Do displaced people have the right to protest, or occupy a piece of public land? How do we deal with non-compensated public goods? In addition to these, specific questions were posed to the panel by the conference organizers which addressed the three themes (Themes 1, 2 and 3) of DIDR’s broader themes. Under these three themes, fifteen questions in total were divided and discussed by the panelists.  Their views, including those from the audience are summarized in this paper, with some direct quotes from the speakers, as transcribed from video tapes. Contributions from Panel members who could not physically attend were read during the session.

As a conclusion, DIDR is a broad and diverse social phenomenon that affects not only the lives and livelihoods of people but also the global environment exacerbated by climate change. There are no clear answers to date, but an urgent need to address the enduring questions, and more inclusive fora involving all stakeholders from affected peoples, civil society, to those causing and financing projects causing development displacement.  DIDR needs more longitudinal studies to gain deeper understanding of displaced people, the role of social networks during reconstruction and the impact on their lives after displacement. These will provide academics and practitioners, not only insights whether human development also takes place, but also shape better ways of doing things, ideally without displacement and hopefully, to have answers to the enduring questions of resettlement .

Keywords
resettlement, displacement, practice, participation, theory
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Cultural Anthropology; Cultural Anthropology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-253780 (URN)
Conference
International Conference on Development-Induced Displacement and Resettlement: Bridging Research and Practice, Filling the Knowledge Gaps. 22-23 March 2013. Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford, Oxford.
Available from: 2015-06-02 Created: 2015-06-02 Last updated: 2015-06-17Bibliographically approved
Aronsson, I.-L. (2013). Det ambivalenta kulturarvet: Fallet Terror Haza i Budapest. Dragomanen: Årsskrift utgiven av Svenska Forskningsinstitutet i Istanbul, 15, 89-101
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2013 (Swedish)In: Dragomanen: Årsskrift utgiven av Svenska Forskningsinstitutet i Istanbul, ISSN 1402-358X, Vol. 15, p. 89-101Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [sv]

Kulturarvet är alltmer framträdande i våra samhällen oavsett om vi befinner oss i det lugna Hälsingland med dess Hälsingegårdar som världsarv, eller i ett krigshärjat Syrien där unika kulturarv förstörs i konflikten. Samtidigt tycks kulturarvet tillhöra allt och alla och skärskådas utifrån olika perspektiv medförande att det blir till något omtvistat där olika värden gör anspråk på platsen och kräver tolkningsföreträde. Kulturarvet och dess begreppsapparat har blivit till något ambivalent, globalt och lokalt i ständig rörelse.  Hand i hand med denna närvaro ifrågasätts kulturarvsbegreppet och är kanske på väg att fasas ut ur kulturdiskursen för att ersättas med kulturmiljö i mångfald. Det finns en utmaning i detta som kulturarvsforskare bör ta sig an för att bemöta med de djupa kunskaper som finns inom fältet. Artikeln diskuterar denna ambivalens och avslutar med en fallstudie av Terror Haza i Budapest.    

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Istanbul: , 2013
Keywords
cultural heritage, reconciliation, peace museum, culture theory, kulturarv, försoning, fredsmuseer, kulturteori
National Category
Ethnology
Research subject
Cultural Anthropology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-253487 (URN)
Available from: 2015-05-28 Created: 2015-05-28 Last updated: 2017-12-04
Andersson, M.-B. & Aronsson, I.-L. (2011). Why World Culture Heritage? Democracy, local participation and knowledge production in the world culture nomination of Farms in Halsingland, Sweden. In: Dorothy Billings, Viatcheslav Rudnev (Ed.), Indigenous Knowledge and Sustainable Development: . Paper presented at The 16th International Congress of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES), Kunming, China, 27 - 31 July, 2009 (pp. 21-33). Beijing, China: The Intellectual House
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Why World Culture Heritage? Democracy, local participation and knowledge production in the world culture nomination of Farms in Halsingland, Sweden
2011 (English)In: Indigenous Knowledge and Sustainable Development / [ed] Dorothy Billings, Viatcheslav Rudnev, Beijing, China: The Intellectual House , 2011, p. 21-33Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This paper analyzes the nomination process of the Swedish heritage site Farms and Villages in Hiilsingland (2007) for UNESCO's World Heritage List. It was anticipated that the large timbered red-painted farmhouses of Halsingland in the north of Sweden would be listed in June 2009, but ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites) came to another conclusion,  deferred  the  nomination  and  returned  it  to  the  Swedish  authorities  for improvements.

The  nomination  process  lasted  for  over  10  years  and  has  been  a  painstaking  process involving the local communities and the county administration board in the county town of Gavle. The costs were estimated to be 15 million Swedish Crowns (1.6 million EURO) which did not trickle down to the owners of the farmhouses. The local people were nonetheless thrilled because they assumed that a nomination would benefit them economically, especially if they were prepared to join the tourist circus and make their homes accessible for visitors. The extra income was badly needed since the restoration costs for these large houses in most cases can only with difficulties be carried by the individual house owner. But some were openly critical to the entire enterprise and they saw it as a status project for some politicians and a threat to the perceived harmony between the traditionally built environment and the landscape. A nomination would cause a disruption between old and new ways of living instead of continuity. In a cultural heritage nomination process a complicated interaction arises between expert knowledge and local knowledge, which generates insights that need to be formulated in the final product. Cultural sensitivity and local participation must be pillars in such a project to make it sustainable.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Beijing, China: The Intellectual House, 2011
Keywords
world cultural heritage list, UNESCO, ICOMOS, Hälsingland, Sweden, world culture heritage nomination, heritage, local participation, nominations, local arena, regional government, tension, världsarvsnominering, UNESCO, ICOMOS, Hälsingegårdar
National Category
Ethnology Social and Economic Geography
Research subject
Cultural Anthropology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-199417 (URN)978-7-5130-0824-2 (ISBN)
Conference
The 16th International Congress of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES), Kunming, China, 27 - 31 July, 2009
Projects
Varför Världsarv?
Note

Additional information re: publisher:

International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences; Commission on Indigenous Knowledge and Sustainable Development (IUAES)

Available from: 2013-05-03 Created: 2013-05-03 Last updated: 2015-06-01
Aronsson, I.-L. (2010). The Local Landscape - an arena of knowledge exchange: natural heritage, tourism and business  . In: : . Paper presented at The International Congress of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences IUAES 2-6 October 2010, Antalya, Turkey..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Local Landscape - an arena of knowledge exchange: natural heritage, tourism and business 
2010 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper deals with the multitude of relations between local people and their environment and the demands of the tourists for authentic experiences in their encounter with people and landscape. The argument is that their is a need to bridge the gap between theory and practice in the academic view on the topic.  

Keywords
natural heritage, tourism, business, knowledge production
National Category
Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Cultural Anthropology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-253779 (URN)
Conference
The International Congress of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences IUAES 2-6 October 2010, Antalya, Turkey.
Available from: 2015-06-02 Created: 2015-06-02 Last updated: 2015-06-03
Organisations
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ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-2530-6343

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