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Pluralism, Diversity, and Preserving Cultural Communities

Jacob T. Levy

in The Multiculturalism of Fear

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297123
eISBN:
9780191599767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297122.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Examines and criticizes a number of more common arguments for the moral importance of political action that protects cultural variety. It argues that different cultures do not embody different ... More


‘Nous’ et ‘les Autres’ The Politics of Complex Cultural Dialogue in a Global Civilization

Seyla Benhabib

in Multicultural Questions

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296102
eISBN:
9780191599583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829610X.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Seyla Benhabib's case for universalism is somewhat more cautious. She approaches the lead question through the negative, by contesting various fashionable versions of cognitive relativism, radical ... More


Why Does Culture Matter?

Alan Patten

in Equal Recognition: The Moral Foundations of Minority Rights

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159379
eISBN:
9781400850433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159379.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The account of culture in Chapter 2 sets the stage for an account of why culture matters to people. Why is it a bad thing for one's culture to disappear, or for one to be denied the opportunity to ... More


International Laws, Treaties, and Organizations

Patrick J. O'Keefe

in Cultural Heritage Management: A Global Perspective

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034607
eISBN:
9780813039510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034607.003.0020
Subject:
Archaeology, Methodology and Techniques

International conventions, recommendations, and resolutions on preservation of cultural resources provide a guide to how states view various matters and what they are likely to accept if proposals on ... More


“Getting Out of Your Box” versus “Preserving a Culture”: Two Opposed Ways of “Appreciating Cultural Diversity”

Nina Eliasoph

in Making Volunteers: Civic Life after Welfare's End

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147093
eISBN:
9781400838820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147093.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter explains that multiculturalism means safety and protection for people who consider themselves minorities, and that they are protecting a tradition by staying apart from the mainstream. ... More


India's Culture: The State, the Arts, and Beyond

Balmiki Prasad Singh

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198060635
eISBN:
9780199080250
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198060635.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book takes us on a fascinating journey of exploring India through analyses of broader themes and events and some personal accounts. It investigates India's diversified cultural base — language ... More


Cultural Intervention in America’s Eden

Heather A. Diamond

in American Aloha: Cultural Tourism and the Negotiation of Tradition

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831714
eISBN:
9780824869342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831714.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter traces the history of cultural intervention in traditional arts in Hawaiʻi. It first looks at the 1989 Festival of American Folklife, sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution, and how it ... More


Gone but Not Forgotten: Sapelo’s Vanishing Folk and the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor

Melissa L. Cooper

in Making Gullah: A History of Sapelo Islanders, Race, and the American Imagination

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469632681
eISBN:
9781469632704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632681.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter 6 explores the legacies of 1920s and 1930s studies within the Gullah revival and the land battles raging throughout the region. This chapter recounts the marriage of low country blacks' newly ... More


Cultural Traditions and the Evolutionary Advantages of Noninnovation

Craig T. Palmer

in Innovation in Cultural Systems: Contributions from Evolutionary Anthropology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013338
eISBN:
9780262259101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013338.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter addresses the evolutionary advantages of noninnovation. It suggests two evolutionary benefits to traditions and the metatraditions that promote them, one beginning much earlier in human ... More


Tango as Part of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Morgan James Luker

in The Tango Machine: Musical Culture in the Age of Expediency

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226385402
eISBN:
9780226385686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226385686.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter takes the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)’s 2009 declaration recognizing tango as part of the intangible cultural heritage of humanity as a ... More


In the Service of the Lord: Religion, Race, and the Polynesian Cultural Center

Hokulani K. Aikau

in A Chosen People, a Promised Land: Mormonism and Race in Hawai'i

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816674619
eISBN:
9781452946986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816674619.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines how cultural tourism and cultural preservation through replicas of village life intersected at the Polynesian Cultural Center. It argues that attempts at the institutional level ... More


Beyond the Festival Afterglow

Heather A. Diamond

in American Aloha: Cultural Tourism and the Negotiation of Tradition

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831714
eISBN:
9780824869342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831714.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter examines the legacy of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival (SFF) in its restaging, national and local offshoots, and memory as well as the local impact of national cultural intervention. ... More


Sustaining People-to-People Relationships

Jonathan S. Addleton

in Mongolia and the United States: A Diplomatic History

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888139941
eISBN:
9789888180868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139941.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses on the “soft” aspects of the diplomatic relationship between the United States and Mongolia - public outreach; public affairs; educational exchanges and cultural ties. It also ... More


Introduction

in Defending National Treasures: French Art and Heritage Under Vichy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770187
eISBN:
9780804777827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770187.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter first sets out the book's purpose, which is to explore what French leaders did when faced with an unforeseen opportunity to control and possibly house highly coveted and valuable works ... More


We Will Always Be Here: Native Peoples on Living and Thriving in the South

Denise E. Bates (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062631
eISBN:
9780813051727
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062631.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This collection of first-hand accounts from Native people from across the southeast offers a rare glimpse into the powerful and diverse experiences of a population who have been historically ... More


Nurturing Bantu Africanness in Bahia

Kwame Dixon and John Burdick

in Comparative Perspectives on Afro-Latin America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813037561
eISBN:
9780813043098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037561.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Chapter 1 examines the spiritual, social, and philosophical basis of Bantu Blackness as well as the social justice ethos of Bantu activists in Bahia, Brazil.


“Culture Is Your Base Camp”: Tibetans in New Mexico, Youth, and Cultural Identity

in Immigrant Ambassadors: Citizenship and Belonging in the Tibetan Diaspora

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804760171
eISBN:
9780804776318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804760171.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the work of cultural preservation by Tibetans in Santa Fe and the fulfillment of their ambassadorial role. It highlights new forms of Tibetanness that are emerging as the ... More


Introduction

Heather A. Diamond

in American Aloha: Cultural Tourism and the Negotiation of Tradition

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831714
eISBN:
9780824869342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831714.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This book explores the poetics and politics of festival making as seen through an ethnographic history of the 1989 Hawaiʻi program at the annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival (SFF), the largest ... More


Sounds Regional: The World in Breton Folk Music

Jonathyne Briggs

in Sounds French: Globalization, Cultural Communities, and Pop Music in France, 1958–1980

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199377060
eISBN:
9780199377091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199377060.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, Western

This chapter shifts from the Paris-centric French music scene to illustrate how globalized cultural forms helped to reinvent regionalism in 1970s Brittany. Brittany had long resisted the ... More


Voyages of Faith: Contemporary Kanaka Maoli Struggles for Sustainable Self-Determination

Hokulani K. Aikau

in A Chosen People, a Promised Land: Mormonism and Race in Hawai'i

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816674619
eISBN:
9781452946986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816674619.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter returns to the intersection of religious faith and cultural perpetuation by looking at the construction of a waʻa kaulua (double-hulled canoe) called the Iosepa. The waʻa kaulua ʻo ... More


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