Heritage Interpretation and Spirit of Place: Conflicts at Krue Se Mosque and Thailand Southern Unrest

Arrunnapaporn, Apinya Baggelaar (2008) Heritage Interpretation and Spirit of Place: Conflicts at Krue Se Mosque and Thailand Southern Unrest. In: 16th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium: ‘Finding the spirit of place – between the tangible and the intangible’, 29 sept – 4 oct 2008, Quebec, Canada. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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Abstract (in English)

There have been several discussions taken placed internationally about the Islamic world. The prominent figure, Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) organises conference to stimulate interests and understanding between people in Islamic societies as well as to the rest of the world. Arguments from meetings are the lacking of expertise in such fields as well as the lacking of respect to human rights and cultural rights in practice. As consequence, interpretation on Islamic culture often being neglected, misinterpreted or swept out by a mainstream cultural identity. The massacre of thirty Muslims at Krue Se Mosque by Thai military men in 2004 and the ongoing Thailand Southern Unrest is a case of how a spirit of place has been influenced by interpretation. Once there is an attempt to diminish a spirit of place of minority group’s religious icons by a mainstream cultural identity, a selfprotection to survive their culture takes place in several forms. This paper attempts to make investigation on unnecessary conflicts that take place in the southern part of Thailand by using interpretation of Krue Se Mosque to link to other conflicts.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Authors:
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Arrunnapaporn, Apinya BaggelaarUNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: mosque; interpretation; spirit of place; armed conflict; religions; social aspects
Subjects: E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 09. Social and economic aspects of conservation
L.PRESENTATION AND TRANSMISSION OF HERITAGE > 02. Interpretation
O.INTANGIBLE HERITAGE > 01. Generalities
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 03. Monuments
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 09. Historic buildings
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Krue Se Mosque, Thailand
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2008, 16th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2010 14:49
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:12
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URI: http://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/40

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