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 won extensive recognition on the neighborhood, nationwide and overseas degrees. groups are spotting and celebrating their Intangible background; governments are devoting very important efforts to the development of nationwide inventories; and anthropologists and pros from diversified disciplines are forming a brand new box of research. the 10 chapters of this ebook comprise the peer-reviewed papers of the 1st making plans assembly of the overseas Social technological know-how Council’s fee on examine on ICH, which was once held on the Centro nearby de Investigaciones Multidisciplinarias (UNAM) in Cuernavaca, Mexico in 2012. The papers are in response to 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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The colours, symbols and dress of the young women and girls reflect a representation of Spanish culture or of Mexica and contemporary indigenous cultures. As the aim of the literary text of the Dialogue of America and Spain is precisely the reconciliation of both sides of the Mexican identity, the composition and performance of the event goes beyond the images, to underlying cultural meanings. The mark of contrast introduced by the people of Tlacotepec, since a similar kind of event also takes place in other communities of the micro-region, is the throwing of tamales to the public.

The Secretariat of WIPO, copyright owner, assumes no liability or responsibility with regards to any transformation of this material. A. A. br L. Arizpe and C. 1007/978-3-319-00855-4_4, Ó The Author(s) 2013 39 40 A. A. Arantes activities and social groups, and exclude others, often generating within communities expectations that are not always fulfilled. Furthermore, they are usually conducted in circumstances that frequently do not contribute to reaching academically desirable levels of ethnographic density.

My approach is based on the following premises: (1) The identification of cultural elements that might be relevant from a patrimonial perspective is based on complex intercultural dialogues and negotiations. (2) Inventories are necessarily selective. They highlight some cultural elements and understate others; give access to material and symbolic benefits to some This chapter is based on ‘‘The problem: from the Wajãpi point of view’’, Chap. html. The Secretariat of WIPO, copyright owner, assumes no liability or responsibility with regards to any transformation of this material.

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