By Kristin Kuutma (auth.), Lourdes Arizpe, Cristina Amescua (eds.)
A decade after the approval of the UNESCO 2003 conference for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural background (ICH), the idea that has received huge reputation on the neighborhood, nationwide and foreign degrees. groups are spotting and celebrating their Intangible history; governments are devoting vital efforts to the development of nationwide inventories; and anthropologists and execs from diversified disciplines are forming a brand new box of research. the 10 chapters of this e-book comprise the peer-reviewed papers of the 1st making plans assembly of the foreign Social technology Council’s fee on learn on ICH, which used to be held on the Centro local de Investigaciones Multidisciplinarias (UNAM) in Cuernavaca, Mexico in 2012. The papers are in accordance with fieldwork and direct involvement in assessing and reconceptualizing the results of the UNESCO conference. The file in Appendix 1 highlights the details raised through the sessions.
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Original in the sense that such an event was constructed by schoolteachers in rural villages in the 1930 by amalgamating both the indigenous and the Spanish cultural heritage, while giving it, in Tlacotepec, a very special contrast. The event begins with a performance of the literary ‘Dialogue between America and Spain’, a beautiful text written by Juan de Dios Peza, a Mexican writer from the end of the nineteenth century. Two young women, one dressed as a Mexica (Aztec) princess, another as the Queen of Spain, recite this text that describes the beauties and bounties of America and Spain, ending with the reconciliation of both traditions.
Can such investigations determine how central certain items of intangible heritage are, or are not, to particular cultural formations? Chapter 4 Beyond Tradition: Cultural Mediation in the Safeguarding of ICH Antonio A. Arantes Cultural preservation as a public policy is a product of Western cultural history which developed organically as part of the process of formation of nation states. Therefore, it can and should be the object of critical reflection. In relation to intangible goods, this development is more than 10 years old, in various countries as well as in the global public cultural sphere.
What happens when two or more villages claim to be the site of origin of a celebration? A key remark was made by Eugenio Navarro, a young man in the town of Acatempan. He explained that for many, many decades, they have celebrated the ‘Abrazo de Acatempan’—the ‘Embrace of Acatempan’—in his village, with the participation of a neighbouring town, Teloloapan. This event in Mexican history commemorates the purported meeting in 1820 between the General of the Insurgents (those who fought for Mexican independence from Spain), General Vicente Guerrero, and General Agustin de Iturbide, who had formerly belonged to the Royalist Army of the King of Spain but who now switched sides to fight with the Insurgents.