Staging Indigenous Heritage

Instrumentalisation, Brokerage, and Representation in Malaysia

Author: Yunci Cai

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 877

Staging Indigenous Heritage examines the cultural politics of four Indigenous cultural villages in Malaysia. Demonstrating that such villages are often beset with the politics of brokerage and representation, the book shows that this reinforces a culture of dependency on the brokers. By critically examining the relationship between Indigenous tourism and development through the establishment of Indigenous cultural villages, the book addresses the complexities of adopting the ‘culture for development’ paradigm as a developmental strategy. Demonstrating that the opportunities for self-representation and self-determination can become entwined with the politics of brokerage and the contradictory dualism of culture, it becomes clear that this can both facilitate and compromise their intended outcomes. Challenging the simplistic conceptualisation of Indigenous communities as harmonious and unified wholes, the book shows how Indigenous cultures are actively forged, struggled over, and negotiated in contemporary Malaysia. Confronting the largely positive rhetoric in current discourses on the benefits of community-based cultural projects, Staging Indigenous Heritage should be essential reading for academics and students in the fields of museum studies, cultural heritage studies, Indigenous studies, development studies, tourism, anthropology, and geography. The book should also be of interest to museum and heritage professionals around the world.

Tracking Indigenous Heritage

Ju/'Hoansi San Learning, Interpreting, and Staging Tradition for a Sustainable Future in Cultural Tourism in the Tsumkwe District of Namibia

Author: Salomé Ritterband

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 290

View: 646

In 'Living Museums and Cultural Villages', the Ju/?hoansi San of north-eastern Namibia handle their 'Intangible Cultural Heritage' as a basis for self-determination and as a strategy to achieve their claims for indigenous rights. On a regular basis, they perform their?traditional? hunter-gatherer lifestyle for tourists as a means of generating income, while their children playfully practice and re-enact it themselves. After centuries of discrimination and marginalisation, the Ju/?hoansi are moving towards a new position inside the nation state.

China's Route Heritage

Mobility Narratives, Modernity and the Ancient Tea Horse Road

Author: Gary Sigley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 274

View: 294

China’s Route Heritage examines the creation, development and proliferation of the route heritage discourse of the Ancient Tea Horse Road (Chamagudao), in the People’s Republic of China. Examining the formation of the tea-horse road as a concept, its development as a platform for cultural branding, and its most recent interactions with the policy of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and the revival of the discourse on the Silk Roads, the book demonstrates that the tea-horse road is an important part of the discourse on Chinese modernity. Describing the route heritage of the tea-horse road as a ‘mobility narrative’, whereby an ancient route is used to form a narrative of ethnic unity and cooperation, the book demonstrates that the study of such heritage offers unique insights into issues that are of concern to the wider field of critical heritage studies. Sigley also shows how the study of alternative route heritage enables us to gain a broader sense of route heritage discourse and its implications for the discussion of historical, present and future forms of mobility and connectivity within China and beyond its borders. China’s Route Heritage should be of interest to researchers and postgraduate students who are engaged in the study of heritage, China, the Silk Roads and the BRI, politics, international relations and tourism.

Staging New Britain

Aspects of Black and South Asian British Theatre Practice

Author: Geoffrey V. Davis

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 350

View: 606

"Edited by Geoffrey V. Davis and Anne Fuchs"--T.p.

Angkor Wat – A Transcultural History of Heritage

Volume 1: Angkor in France. From Plaster Casts to Exhibition Pavilions. Volume 2: Angkor in Cambodia. From Jungle Find to Global Icon

Author: Michael Falser

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN:

Category: Art

Page: 1169

View: 438

This book unravels the formation of the modern concept of cultural heritage by charting its colonial, postcolonial-nationalist and global trajectories. By bringing to light many unresearched dimensions of the twelfth-century Cambodian temple of Angkor Wat during its modern history, the study argues for a conceptual, connected history that unfolded within the transcultural interstices of European and Asian projects. With more than 1,400 black-and-white and colour illustrations of historic photographs, architectural plans and samples of public media, the monograph discusses the multiple lives of Angkor Wat over a 150-year-long period from the 1860s to the 2010s. Volume 1 (Angkor in France) reconceptualises the Orientalist, French-colonial ‘discovery’ of the temple in the nineteenth century and brings to light the manifold strategies at play in its physical representations as plaster cast substitutes in museums and as hybrid pavilions in universal and colonial exhibitions in Marseille and Paris from 1867 to 1937. Volume 2 (Angkor in Cambodia) covers, for the first time in this depth, the various on-site restoration efforts inside the ‘Archaeological Park of Angkor’ from 1907 until 1970, and the temple’s gradual canonisation as a symbol of national identity during Cambodia’s troublesome decolonisation (1953–89), from independence to Khmer Rouge terror and Vietnamese occupation, and, finally, as a global icon of UNESCO World Heritage since 1992 until today.

Staging Hong Kong

Gender and Performance in Transition

Author: Rozanna Lilley

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 887

This text presents a study of Zuni Icosahedron, a Hong Kong avant-garde theatre and dance company, looking at issues of performance, identity and sexuality. It calls into question the relationship between culture, and politics during the last years of British colonial rule.

Staging Nationalism

Essays on Theatre and National Identity

Author: Kiki Gounaridou

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 235

View: 760

When a nation wants to reconnect with a sense of national identity, its cultural celebrations, including its theatre, are often tinged with nostalgia for a cultural high point in its history. Leaders often try to create a "neo-classical" cultural identity. Artificially returning to an imagined pinnacle, however, can fail to take into account new aspects of national identity, such as the infusion of other cultures and languages. This collection of essays discusses the relationship between political power and the construction or subversion of cultural identity. The collection takes a wide historical perspective from distinct periods and cultures from all over the world. A few of the topics examined include how theatre in 18th century Poland tried to reconstitute the identity of an imagined classical heritage clung to by Polish nobles; how festival practices during the French Revolution tried to give meaning to recent events and rein in anxiety about split loyalties; how Athenian prologues cemented early American culture; how romantic admiration of peasant culture spread from Germany throughout Europe; how Greek tragedy in postwar Japan reflects the conflict of Japan's imposed identity as a Western-style democracy with its prewar identity as a samurai nation; and how Mexican archeological performance links the indigenous past with a post-revolutionary identity as a mixed race country.

Culture and Heritage Inquiry: 25-43, p. S463-S759

Author: Australia. Parliament. House of Representatives. Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Aboriginal Australians

Page:

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Writing Heritage

The Depiction of Indigenous Heritage in European-Australian Writings

Author: Michael Barry Davis

Publisher: Australian Scholary Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Aboriginal Australians

Page: 379

View: 412

From the late nineteenth century and into the twentieth century, European-Australians were actively recording, documenting and collecting Aboriginal heritage. This book examines how they did this, exploring perceptions of authenticity and innovation in Aboriginal heritage and approaches to ethnographic collecting.

Heritage on Stage

The Invention of Ethnic Place in America's Little Switzerland

Author: Steven D. Hoelscher

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 327

View: 609

Describes how New Glarus, Wisconsin, rediscovered, cultivated, and marketed its Swiss identity

Celluloid Nationalism and Other Melodramas

From Post-Revolutionary Mexico to fin de siglo Mexamerica

Author: Susan Dever

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 257

View: 247

Explores issues of representation and rebellion in Mexican and Mexican American cinema.

Native North American Theater in a Global Age

Sites of Identity Construction and Transdifference

Author: Birgit Däwes

Publisher: Universitaetsverlag Winter

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 478

View: 609

Indigenous drama is at once the oldest and most innovative, the most heavily displaced and resistant American genre. Despite its increasing international presence over the past two decades, the field has so far been neglected by scholarship. This study seeks to chart the genre, in both the U.S. and Canada, by its contemporary manifestations from 1968 to 2004 and traces its historical entanglements in simulacral images and colonial surveillance. Placing particular emphasis on the fashioning of cultural identity, this approach situates Native theater in the larger framework of transnational methodologies. General questions of theatricality and representation are complemented by in-depth analyses of 25 plays by authors such as Hanay Geiogamah, Monica Charles, Gerald Vizenor, Spiderwoman Theater, Diane Glancy, Margo Kane, Tomson Highway, and Drew Hayden Taylor.

Culture and Heritage Inquiry

Submissions

Author: Australia. Parliament. House of Representatives. Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Aboriginal Australians

Page:

View: 575

Staging Resistance

Essays on Political Theater

Author: Jeanne Marie Colleran

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 312

View: 231

Fresh perspectives on political theater and its essential contribution to contemporary culture. Focused studies of individual plays complement broad-based discussions of the place of theater in a radically democratic society. This consistently challenging collection describes the art of change confronting the actual processes of change. 17 photos.

The Oxford Handbook of Hellenic Studies

Author: George Boys-Stones

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 912

View: 819

The Oxford Handbook of Hellenic Studies is a unique collection of some seventy articles which together explore the ways in which ancient Greece has been, is, and might be studied. It is intended to inform its readers, but also, importantly, to inspire them, and to enable them to pursue their own research by introducing the primary resources and exploring the latest agenda for their study. The emphasis is on the breadth and potential of Hellenic Studies as a flourishing and exciting intellectual arena, and also upon its relevance to the way we think about ourselves today.