Conceptual Framework Intro (3.1)

Conceptual Framework Intro (3.1)

Dance/Heritage Questions The literature review chapter has traced some issues to be considered regarding dance/heritage and has given the foundations for this research conceptual framework but also raised questions, which were listed at the end of Chapter 2. Moreover,...
Tangible vs Intangible Divide Critique (3.2)

Tangible vs Intangible Divide Critique (3.2)

What is Intangible Heritage The 2003 UNESCO Convention (2003, p. 2) calls intangible all heritage that is based on ‘practices, representations, expressions, knowledge, skills’. However, the same definition includes ‘the instruments, objects, artifacts and cultural...
The Missing Body in Heritage Studies (3.3)

The Missing Body in Heritage Studies (3.3)

Embodiment, the Body and Heritage In the previous section, Kirshenblatt-Gimblett (2004, p. 53) was quoted as suggesting that the model of ICH accords value to the carriers of oral traditions, to their ‘habitus and habit’ and that intangible heritage is alive. This is...
Using Merleau-Ponty: Phenomenology for Dance Heritage (3.4)

Using Merleau-Ponty: Phenomenology for Dance Heritage (3.4)

Merleau-Ponty: Phenomenology The use of Merleau-Ponty’s phenomenology has been established for a while in the field of dance studies, to overcome the dualism between the body and mind in the process of dance making and to bring to the fore the lived experience of...
Bourdieu and the Theory of Practice (3.5)

Bourdieu and the Theory of Practice (3.5)

Connecting Tangible (Embodied) Elements of Heritage with the Intangibles (Culture) Bourdieu’s theory of practice is a useful conceptual tool to connect the tangible (embodied) elements of heritage with the intangibles (culture). As Csordas posits (1993, p. 137)...
Using Giddens Structuration Theory for Dance Heritage (3.6)

Using Giddens Structuration Theory for Dance Heritage (3.6)

Structuration Theory Giddens’ Structuration Theory is the third conceptual tool I will use for my understanding of dance as in/tangible heritage. This theory helps to explain change in society and, therefore, a form of heritage that is in constant flow, as highlighted...