This article examines the impact of art, performance, and technology on the global transformation of heritage tourism in recent years. Thanks to a series of case studies focusing on sites of memory deemed important to diasporic Africans, this article shows how art, performance, and technology are central to identity formation through an examination of mnemonic aesthetics and practices. Recent changes in heritage tourism have given rise to the establishment of categories such as “tangible“ and “intangible“ heritage as well as the construction of museums, the implementation of walking tours or the promotion of reenactments and ritual performances alongside environmental, volunteer, and virtual tourism. But how do tourists' interpretations of historic sites of memory change when various economic, political, social, and cultural factors converge globally? People seek experiences and outlets that could enable them to cling to those things that are familiar to them, while enabling them to identify with like communities in the midst of ground-shaking social, technological, economic, and political changes. Heritage tourism is one of those social practices that produces a sense of centeredness through a complex negotiation and presentation of memory, art, and performance.
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and Durrheim (2000) also highlight these tangible and intangible interpretations of ‘home’ by identifying three significant shortcomings of existing research. In particular: (1) it has largely ignored the rhetorical traditions through which places
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fracture between the tangible and visible and between the symbolized and the longed-for—a fracture that was to be expressed across many generations in Jewish literature, ritual, and theology ( DeKoven Ezrahi 2000 ; Mann 2011 ; Pedaya 2011 ). Now the
The Risks Arising from the Absence of Strategic Environmental Assessment
World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Russia has monitored several large-scale hydrocarbon extraction and transportation projects on the Russian shelf, revealing the chaotic nature of this large-scale industrial activity. An analysis of the early stages of project implementation has shown that, contrary to the claims of project designers, the projects are starting to have diverse, tangible, and often negative impacts on the natural and human environments. Risks can be grouped as follows: the loss of or damage to unique natural and cultural phenomena, major accidents, and indirect and cumulative effects on the environment or human communities. The author argues that completion of a strategic environmental assessment (SEA) before these projects began may have helped to significantly reduce these risks, and considers possibilities for institutional development of SEA in Russia, based on trans-sectoral partnership.
The Black Lives Matter Movement in the National Museum of African American History and Culture
development, open to the public, which acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits the tangible and intangible heritage of humanity and its environment for the purposes of education, study and enjoyment.” 4 Most people would tend to define a
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with its inhabitants, existing only briefly in certain transient spatio-temporal conditions. In other words, within the context of refuge, the transportable city will always exist in some form or another, albeit simultaneously tangible and intangible
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passed. The millennial “color revolutions” wanted to effect a change in their national leadership. These were all tangible and achievable goals around which a movement could build a strategy. In contrast, the inspiring and promising Occupy (or Blockupy in
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was about seriality, tangibility, and related to books, whereas reproduction appeared in the field of arts, and meant renewing the original, but not in a way that could replace the original. Moreover, because of the challenges of mechanical
Ethnographic approaches to neoliberalization
Oscar Salemink and Mattias Borg Rasmussen
); and intellectual property and indigeneity ( Greene 2004 ) are different ways of trying to understand what happens when different notions of property meet as different kinds of claims over tangible and intangible resources. In these diverse instances
, politics, and sensory energies.” Today’s digitalized environments can be characterized by paradoxical logic—ephemeral and intense, technical and embodied, tangible and ungraspable, visible and invisible. Kuntsman argues that, online, “Speed and circulation