Problematizing Technologies for Documenting Intangible Culture: Some Positive and Negative Consequences
Who decides what cultural forms are to be recorded, documented, and safeguarded?1
What is the purpose(s) of heritage documentation, in specific instances?
In practice, whose interests does this safeguarding primarily serve?
Who is doing the safeguarding and what are the relationships, particularly relationships of power and authority, between various parties involved in safeguarding practices, including institutions such as museums, universities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), as well as their representatives in interactions with various local-level community organizations, institutions and their individual members?
Who are the audiences of heritage documentation and how are safeguarding practices and presentations of safeguarded materials accountable to the needs and interests of distinct audiences?
What practices are appropriate, and not appropriate, to...
KeywordsIndigenous People Tape Recorder Horizontal Transmission Broad Audience Expressive Form
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