Kapitał społeczny niematerialnego dziedzictwa kulturowego

Title in English Social Capital of Intangible Cultural Heritage


Year of publication 2019
Type Appeared in Conference without Proceedings
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description In recent decades, the elements of traditional folk culture, while retaining many of their original functions, have also acquired entirely new meanings related to their acceptance as an integral part of the officially declared cultural heritage of individual nations or ethnic communities. At a national and international level, this process is usually supported by strategic documents (UNESCO-based eg the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage). While the emphasis on the longevity of the phenomenon and its link to the bearers of tradition continues to be important in the care of intangible cultural heritage, institutional support for the process of protection and care for this component of cultural heritage brings entirely new impulses and interpretations. Especially when selected phenomena are written on various forms of cultural heritage lists, they often find themselves in new social contexts, often transforming themselves into symbols that become a representative element of a locally, regionally or nationally anchored society. Experience with the application of strategic documents at the national (Czech Republic) and transnational level (UNESCO) enables the conference paper to monitor the extent to which the original functions, which originate from the bearer community, blend with the newly acknowledged ones usually coming from the state administration or other forms of institutional patronage. The author will focus not only on defining the fundamental changes identifiable in the developmental line from rejecting elements of traditional culture at the end of the 18th century (eg in the case of customs and customs as outdated superstitions) to the present state. However, it will also focus on the motivational factors that can be identified in the institutional care system for intangible cultural heritage (strengthening shared identity, integration functions, awareness of the value of cultural heritage through enrollment in prestigious lists, etc.).
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