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Cultural Heritage as Civilizing Mission

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lt;p>This book investigates the role of cultural heritage as a constitutive dimension of different civilizing missions from the co... Weiterlesen
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lt;p>This book investigates the role of cultural heritage as a constitutive dimension of different civilizing missions from the colonial era to the present. It includes case studies of the Habsburg Empire and German colonialism in Africa, Asian case studies of (post)colonial India and the Dutch East Indies/Indonesia, China and French Indochina, and a special discussion on 20th-century Cambodia and the temples of Angkor.

The themes examined range from architectural and intellectual history to historic preservation and restoration. Taken together, they offer an overview of historical processes spanning two centuries of institutional practices, wherein the concept of cultural heritage was appropriated both by political regimes and for UNESCO World Heritage agendas.



Inhalt
Cultural Heritage as Civilizing Mission. An Introduction.- Part I: Direct Neighbours and the Primitive.- Colonialism without Colonies: The Civilizing Missions in the Habsburg Empire.- German Colonialism and the Formation of African Heritage.- Part II: Civilizing Missions (post)colonial.- Between the Colonial, the Global, and the LocalCivilizing India's Past under Different Regimes.- Save Borobudur! The Moral Dynamics of Heritage Formation in Indonesia across Orders and Borders, 1930s1980s.- Part III: From Cultural Brokers to Enlightened Dictators.- Decadence and Revival in Cambodian Arts and the Role of George Groslier (18871945).- The Civilizing Vision of an Enlightened Dictator: Norodom Sihanouk and the Cambodian Post-Independence Experiment (19531970).- Part IV: Archaeological Pasts for Revolutionary Presents.- Make the Past Serve the Present: Reading Cultural Relics Excavated during the Chinese Cultural Revolution of 1972.- The Myth of Angkor as an Essential Component of the Khmer Rouge Utopia.- Part V: Making Cultural Heritage Global.- Representing Heritage without TerritoryThe Khmer Rouge at the UNESCO in Paris During the 1980s and their Civilizing Mission for Angkor.- Discourses and Practices between Traditions and World Heritage Making in Angkor.- Epilogue: Paving the Way towards Civilization: 150 Years of Saving Angkor.

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Titel: Cultural Heritage as Civilizing Mission
Untertitel: From Decay to Recovery
Editor:
EAN: 9783319136387
ISBN: 978-3-319-13638-7
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Wasserzeichen
Format: E-Book (pdf)
Herausgeber: Springer
Genre: Soziologie
Anzahl Seiten: 355
Veröffentlichung: 04.03.2015
Jahr: 2015
Untertitel: Englisch
Dateigrösse: 15.5 MB
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