Historic preservation: a new culture in old worlds?

Raj Isar, Yudhishthir (1987) Historic preservation: a new culture in old worlds? In: Old cultures in new worlds. 8th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium. Programme report - Compte rendu. US/ICOMOS, Washington, pp. 906-913. [Book Section]

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Is not the broad, environmentally oriented ideology of historic preservation, to which we all subscribe, a "new" culture in the "old" world of non-western societies? This question is based on the observation that in many such countries the safeguard of highly symbolic monuments is indeed attended to in the name of cultural nationalism and identity but that preservation of the historic built environment remains very limited. The broader notions of conservation, themselves of relatively recent origin in the West, are rarely found in the Third World beyond small specialized segments of the national intelligentsias. Is not this hiatus yet another sign of the deep cultural divisions between traditional and modern sub-cultures and of the reliance of the latter on models, norms and procedures whose applicability in non-Western contexts is increasingly open to question?

Item Type: Book Section
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Raj Isar, YudhishthirUNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: conservation of cultural heritage; socio-cultural aspects; concepts
Subjects: A. THEORETICAL AND GENERAL ASPECTS > 01. Generalities
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 01. Generalities
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 03. Monuments
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 1987, 8th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2011 16:04
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2011 16:04
URI: http://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/794

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