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Heritage as Life-values: A Critical Investigation of the Cultural Heritage Concept
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
2016 (English)In: Current Science, ISSN 1 Vol 110(11):2091-2098., Vol. 110, no 1, 2091-2098 p.Article 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 investigation 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 workd in Albania.   

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Indien, 2016. Vol. 110, no 1, 2091-2098 p.
Keyword [en]
Heritage, culture, historiography, Albania
National Category
Humanities
Research subject
Cultural Anthropology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-302727OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-302727DiVA: diva2:967343
Available from: 2016-09-08 Created: 2016-09-08 Last updated: 2016-09-08

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