Accepted paper:

Future Identities: building resilience by re-living cultural heritage

Author:

Lourdes Arizpe (National University of Mexico)

Paper short abstract:

Re-living cultural heritage in ways that create new meanings and social networking possibilities may contribute to a greater resilience among culture practitioners and stakeholders in developing future identities.

Paper long abstract:

n the past decades anthropology has focused, rightly, in registering and working with cultural practitioners to safeguard their intangible cultural heritage. In the present context of uprooted and deterritorialized cultural migrants who come together in plural social and cultural settings, greater attention must be given to the development of forms of identity which coalesce into new cultural narratives. Re-living cultural heritage in ways that create such new meanings and social networking possibilities may contribute to a greater resilience among culture practitioners and stakeholders in developing future identities.

panel WMW05
Intangible cultural heritage, memory and self-hood (IUAES Commission on Intangible Cultural Heritage)