Culture, Diversity and Heritage: Major Studies

  • Lourdes Arizpe

Part of the SpringerBriefs on Pioneers in Science and Practice book series (BRIEFSPIONEER, volume 12)

Also part of the Texts and Protocols book sub series (BRIEFSTEXTS, volume 12)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Culture, Knowledge and Diversity

  3. Reconfiguring Intangible Cultural Heritage

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-94
    2. Lourdes Arizpe
      Pages 100-117
  4. Influencing International Social and Cultural Policy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 136-138
    2. Lourdes Arizpe
      Pages 139-145
    3. Lourdes Arizpe
      Pages 157-164
    4. Lourdes Arizpe
      Pages 165-167
    5. Lourdes Arizpe
      Pages 168-175
  5. Exploring Research Tools to Analyse Culture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 176-178
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 193-199

About this book


The texts presented in this book trace the rise of culture as a major concern for development, international diplomacy, sustainability and national politics over the past two decades. As a major participant in anthropological field research, advocate for cultural freedom and decision-maker in international programs on culture, the author gives a firsthand account of the trade-offs, the contradictions and the management of consensus in these fields. She argues that the constitutive, functional and instrumental aspects of cultural narratives call for a more in-depth understanding of knowledge, leading to cultural and social sustainability in the framework of a "new worlding". Many of the texts gathered here were presented at the United Nations General Assembly and other high-level international meetings. Most of the texts are unpublished; some were first published in Spanish and are now available in English for the first time.


Anthropology of Culture Conviviality Cultural Knowledge Cultural Policy International Cultural Debates

Authors and affiliations

  • Lourdes Arizpe
    • 1
  1. 1.Centro Regional de Investigaciones MultidisciplinariasUniversidad Nacional Autónoma de MéxicoCuernavacaMexico

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