This collection provides an in-depth and up-to-date examination of the concept of Intangible Cultural Heritage and the issues surrounding its value to society. Critically engaging with the UNESCO 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, the book also discusses local-level conceptualizations of living cultural traditions, practices and expressions, and reflects on the efforts that seek to safeguard them. Exploring a global range of case studies, the book considers the diverse perspectives currently involved with intangible cultural heritage and presents a rich picture of the geographic, socioeconomic and political contexts impacting research in this area. With contributions from established and emerging scholars, public servants, professionals, students and community members, this volume is also deeply enhanced by an interdisciplinary approach which draws on the theories and practices of heritage and museum studies, anthropology, folklore studies, ethnomusicology, and the study of cultural policy and related law. The Routledge Companion to Intangible Cultural Heritage undoubtedly broadens the international heritage discourse and is an invaluable learning tool for instructors, students and practitioners in the field.

chapter |7 pages


ByMichelle L. Stefano, Peter Davis

part |70 pages

A decade later

chapter |11 pages

Development of UNESCO's 2003 Convention

Creating a new heritage protection paradigm?
ByJanet Blake

chapter |6 pages

A conversation with Richard Kurin

ByMichelle L. Stefano, Peter Davis

chapter |13 pages

Placing intangible cultural heritage, owNing a tradition, affirming sovereignty

The role of spatiality in the practice of the 2003 Convention
ByChiara Bortolotto

chapter |10 pages

Is intangible cultural heritage an anthropological topic?

Towards interdisciplinarity in France
ByChristian Hottin, Sylvie Grenet

chapter |10 pages

The impact of UNESCO's 2003 Convention on national policy-making

Developing a new heritage protection paradigm?
ByJanet Blake

part |123 pages

Reality check

chapter |16 pages

From the bottom up

The identification and safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage in Guyana
ByAron Mazel, Gerard Corsane, Raquel Thomas, Samantha James

chapter |14 pages

Making the past pay?

Intangible (cultural) heritage in South Africa and Mauritius
ByRosabelle Boswell

chapter |10 pages

A conversation with Yelsy Hernández Zamora

Protecting intangible cultural heritage in Cuba
ByMichelle L. Stefano, Peter Davis

chapter |17 pages

Aging musically

Tangible sites of intangible cultural heritage
ByBradley Hanson

chapter |15 pages

Intangible cultural heritage in the Czech Republic

Between national and local heritage
ByPetr Janeček

chapter |18 pages

Damming Ava Mezin1

Challenges to safeguarding minority intangible cultural heritage in Turkey
BySarah Elliott

chapter |17 pages

Documenting and safeguarding intangible cultural heritage

The experience in Scotland
ByAlison McCleery, Jared Bowers

part |79 pages

Intangible cultural heritage up close

chapter |11 pages

Officially ridin' swangas

Slab as tangible and intangible cultural heritage in Houston, Texas
ByLangston Collin Wilkins

chapter |14 pages

Locating intangible cultural heritage in Norway

ByJoel Taylor

chapter |9 pages

Intangible cultural heritage in India

Reflections on selected forms of dance
ByParasmoni Dutta

chapter |11 pages

Second-hand as living heritage

Intangible dimensions of things with history
ByStaffan Appelgren, Anna Bohlin

chapter |5 pages

A conversation with Linina Phuttitarn

Safeguarding a spiritual festival in Thailand
ByMichelle L. Stefano, Peter Davis

chapter |12 pages

Public experiences and the social capacity of intangible cultural heritage in Japan

Bingata, a textile-dyeing practice from Okinawa
BySumiko Sarashima

chapter |14 pages

Stretching the dough

Economic resiliency and the kinesthetics of food heritage across the US–Mexico border
ByMaribel L. Alvarez

part |73 pages

Intangible cultural heritage and place

chapter |15 pages

Refuting timelessness

Emerging relationships to intangible cultural heritage for younger Indigenous Australians
ByAmanda Kearney, Gabrielle Kowalewski

chapter |14 pages

Common ground

Insurgence, imagination and intangible heritage
ByJos Smith

chapter |11 pages

‘If there's no place to dance to it, it's going to die’

Reflecting on the living tradition of Baltimore Club music and the importance of place
ByMichelle L. Stefano, Christopher Clayton, Baronhawk Poitier Williams

chapter |14 pages

Landscape and intangible cultural heritage

Interactions, memories and meanings
ByMaggie Roe

part |60 pages

Intangible cultural heritage, museums and archives

chapter |6 pages

Making history tangible

POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, Warsaw
ByBarbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett

chapter |6 pages

A conversation with Clifford Murphy

Archives and intangible cultural heritage
ByMichelle L. Stefano, Peter Davis

chapter |14 pages

Bin Jelmood House

Narrating an intangible history in Qatar
ByScott Cooper, Karen Exell

chapter |11 pages

Standing in the gap

Lumbee cultural preservation at the Baltimore American Indian Center
ByAshley Minner

chapter |6 pages

A conversation with Tara Gujadhur

The Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre in Laos
ByMichelle L. Stefano, Peter Davis

chapter |15 pages

Museums and intangible cultural heritage in Lusophone countries

ByAna Mercedes Stoffel, Isabel Victor

part |69 pages

Alternative approaches to safeguarding and promoting intangible cultural heritage

chapter |13 pages

Safeguarding maritime intangible cultural heritage

Ecomuseum Batana, Croatia
ByDragana Lucija Ratković Aydemir

chapter |10 pages

Reflections of a heritage professional

Intangible cultural heritage at the Ecomuseum of Terraces and Vineyards, Italy
ByDonatella Murtas

chapter |11 pages

Conveying Peruvian intangible heritage through digital environments

ByNatalie M. Underberg-Goode

chapter |12 pages

Growing ecomuseums on the Canadian prairies

Prospects for intangible cultural heritage
ByGlenn C. Sutter

chapter |14 pages

The intangible made tangible

ByEinir M. Young, Gwenan H. Griffith, Marc Evans, S. Arwel Jones
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chapter |7 pages

A conversation with Paula Assunção dos Santos and Marcelle Pereira

Intangible cultural heritage and social and ecological justice
ByMichelle L. Stefano, Peter Davis