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Professor Anna Brzozowska-Krajka’sE thnoculture in Diaspora

Professor Anna Brzozowska-Krajka’s Etnokultura w diasporze. Mi?dzy regionalizmem a amerykanizacj? (Ethnoculture in Diaspora. Between Regionalism and Americanization, price Lublin: Maria Curie-Sk?odowska University Press, bronchi 2012, clinic pp. 352) is a pioneering monograph in Polish and American cultural studies. It deals with various aspects of functioning of Polish immigrants’ folk culture in the context...

What is Intangible Cultural Heritage?

Source: www.unesco.org The term ‘cultural heritage’ has changed content considerably in recent decades, pills partially owing to the normative instruments developed by UNESCO. Cultural heritage does not end at monuments and collections of objects. It also includes traditions or living expressions inherited from our ancestors and passed on to our descendants, such as oral traditions, performing arts, social...

Implementing the 2003 Convention

Source: www.unesco.org The 2003 Convention, anabolics the first binding multilateral instrument for the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage, has four primary goals: safeguard intangible cultural heritage; ensure respect for the intangible cultural heritage of the communities, groups and individuals concerned; raise awareness at the local, national and international levels of the importance of the...

Questions & Answers

Source: www.unesco.org This brochure presents responses to the following frequently asked questions: What is intangible cultural heritage? ‘Protecting’ or ‘safeguarding’? Why should we safeguard it? Why UNESCO? Why a Convention? How does the Convention work? How can intangible cultural heritage be internationally recognized under the Convention? Can religions or languages be recognized under the...

The 2003 Convention

Source: www.unesco.org The General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization hereinafter referred to as UNESCO, meeting in Paris, from 29 September to 17 October 2003, at its 32nd session… Referring to existing international human rights instruments, in particular to the Universal Declaration on Human Rights of 1948, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and...

Intangible Cultural Heritage domains

Source: www.unesco.org The 2003 Convention proposes five broad ‘domains’ in which intangible cultural heritage is manifested: Oral traditions and expressions, abortion including language as a vehicle of the intangible cultural heritage; Performing arts; Social practices, adiposity rituals and festive events; Knowledge and practices concerning nature and the universe; Traditional craftsmanship. Instances of...

Identifying and inventorying Intangible Cultural Heritage

Source: www.unesco.org The purpose of the Convention is to safeguard intangible cultural heritage of humanity. Countries that ratify it (known as States Parties) take on the obligations to safeguard the intangible cultural heritage present on their territories. (…) Inventories are integral to the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage because they can raise awareness about intangible cultural heritage and...

Working towards the 2003 Convention

Source: www.unesco.org This brochure aims to provide a background to the Convention by highlighting those actions and programmes that, order often indirectly, malady contributed to developing the ideas and policies that eventually led to the adoption of the Convention text as it stands. 1946 – 1981: first steps 1982 – 2000: from Mondiacult to Our Creative Diversity 2000 onwards and the drafting of the...

Fact sheets on Intangible Cultural Heritage

Source: www.unesco.org Fact sheets present the following safeguarding projects: Three-year campaign to create interest in Colombia’s living heritage Revival of intergenerational transmission of Georgian traditional polyphony Open-air forum on intangible cultural heritage and conflict resolution in Kenya Literacy programme through teaching traditional oral poetry: the case of rural women in Yemen Safeguarding ICH...

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