Identity and Cultural Heritage (2.7)

Identity and Cultural Heritage (2.7)

Heritage Identity and Continuity The theme of identity is recurrent in cultural heritage discourse. It is mentioned in the 2003 UNESCO definition, which states that ICH provides people with ‘a sense of identity and continuity’ (UNESCO, 2003, p. 2). A sense of identity...
History of UNESCO Definitions on Cultural Heritage (2.2)

History of UNESCO Definitions on Cultural Heritage (2.2)

A Short History on UNESCO As the UNESCO 2003 definition of ICH has been the inspiration for my research, I start with UNESCO’s definitions of cultural heritage [1]. As stated on their website (UNESCO), UNESCO was founded in 1945, at the end of the Second World War....
Intangible Cultural Heritage  Case Studies (2.2.1)

Intangible Cultural Heritage Case Studies (2.2.1)

In what follows, I will review the literature about ICH and, more specifically, about practices that have received ICH recognition, to assess what happened as a result of the recognition. Benefits of ICH Recognition The main benefit of ICH recognition seems to be that...
Dance Study Approach (2.3)

Dance Study Approach (2.3)

In this section, I highlight how dance studies have influenced my research. I start with a brief history of dance studies in relation to culture, in order to show the developments that led to the approach that I will be following. Authenticity, Folkloristics and the...
Ethnochoreology Literature

Ethnochoreology Literature

In the previous section, I introduced ethnochoreology and I mentioned that my research has been influenced by this discipline, in particular with regards to its multidisciplinary approach to the study of dance. In this section, I will further explore the literature on...