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Switzerland and the UNESCO Convention on Intangible Cultural Heritage

Leimgruber, Walter. (2010) Switzerland and the UNESCO Convention on Intangible Cultural Heritage. Journal of Folklore Research, 47 (1-2). pp. 161-196.

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Abstract

In 2008, Switzerland ratified both the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expression and the Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage In a direct democracy these decisions closely involve multiple stakeholders In this article, organizations and associations Involved in the ratification process will be introduced and discussed against the background of the history of the intangible heritage convention Next, I will address questions about particular understandings of culture and cultural concepts held by these different organizations, as well as the cultural and sociopolitical objectives or agendas they pursue through the implementation of the Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage The term Volkskultur plays a particularly important role in this context since It is often directly equated with intangible culture, thus, the article discusses die implications of this equation, including the cultural and political approaches that stem from it.
Faculties and Departments:04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement Gesellschaftswissenschaften > Fachbereich Kulturanthropologie
UniBasel Contributors:Leimgruber, Walter
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Indiana University Press
ISSN:0737-7037
e-ISSN:1543-0413
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Language:English
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