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Intersecting Concepts and Practices

Logan, William, Langfeld, Michele and Nic Craith, Máiréad (2010) Intersecting Concepts and Practices. In: Cultural Diversity, Heritage and Human Rights: Intersections in Theory and Practice. (Eds: Langfeld,, Michele, Logan, William and Nic Craith, Máiréad), Routledge, pp. 3-29. ISBN 978-0-415-56367-3 [Book section]

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The three concepts of cultural diversity, heritage and human rights have been researched widely over the past 60 years since the United Nations Organization (1945) and the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO, 1946) were formed and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights(UDHR) was adopted (1948). In the scholarly world, however, the concepts have tended to be studied separately, with the various disciplines focusing more on one concept than the others, whereas, in fact, the concepts developed alongside each other and are inextricably linked. Recognition of these linkages influences the way in which the purpose of heritage conservation is seen and heritage protection work is carried out. This essay deals with the many disjunctures between conservation and human rights principles, and to engage more fully with the public whose cultural heritage is being conserved.

Item Type:Book section
Keywords:UNESCO, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Cultural Heritage, Conservation
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Arts > School of Modern Languages
Research Institutes and Groups:Irish and Celtic Studies Research Institute
ID Code:15226
Deposited By: Professor Mairead Nic Craith
Deposited On:24 Aug 2010 09:00
Last Modified:24 Jun 2011 13:17

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