Egyptian Intangible Heritage between Preservation Management and Sustainable Development Pattern: Analysis of the Popular Craft of Manufacturing Mats

(2018) Egyptian Intangible Heritage between Preservation Management and Sustainable Development Pattern: Analysis of the Popular Craft of Manufacturing Mats. In: Trafford, A. De, Tassie, G. J., Wetering, J. van and Daly, O. El, (eds.) A River Runs through It: Studies in Honour of Prof. Fekri A. Hassan. Golden House Publications, London, pp. 226-242. ISBN 978-1-908137-37-3 [Book Section]

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Cultural heritage can be used as a term to express the inherited lifeways and objects that have been transmitted from generation to generation. This term covers both intangible and tangible cultural heritage. Intangible heritage includes a group of activities that have been developed by local or indigenous communities, such as folk traditions, clothing, dance, music, proverbs, crafts, and practices. Despite the cooperative efforts that have been undertaken either by individuals or NGOs, Egyptian intangible cultural heritage (EG ICH) is still not well-managed but also, not well preserved. There are also numerous forms of EG ICH that have no legislation of other forms of control protecting them. Some of these aspects of EG ICH, such as the popular crafts and craftsmanship, face serious threats, over the coming decade, such as the threat of vanishing. As a result of this threat, this paper takes a wide theoretical stance about the perspectives of preservation and management of intangible heritage and presents some recommendations within the framework of sustainable development. The objective of this is to indicate the significant role of intangible heritage in the process of sustainable development. Finally, this paper views a managerial and economic analysis estimating the current situation of the popular crafts of manufacturing mats.

Item Type: Book Section
Trafford, A. De
Tassie, G. J.
Wetering, J. van
Daly, O. El
Languages: English
Keywords: Intangible Heritage; Preservation Management; Sustainable Development; Crafts; Craftsmanship; protection of intangible heritage; Egypt; Sustainability; Heritage at risk; Threats
Subjects: A. THEORETICAL AND GENERAL ASPECTS > 01. Generalities
A. THEORETICAL AND GENERAL ASPECTS > 02. Concept and definition
G.DETERIORATION > 02. Causes of deterioration
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 07. Cultural routes
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 12. Historic towns and villages
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 17. Intangible cultural heritage
I.CULTURAL TOURISM > 04. Sustainable tourism
I.CULTURAL TOURISM > 06. Types of tourism (urban, rural, religious...)
J.HERITAGE ECONOMICS > 05. Heritage and sustainable development
K.LEGAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE ISSUES > 02. International legislation
K.LEGAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE ISSUES > 03. National/Regional legislations
K.LEGAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE ISSUES > 04. Comparative analysis
O.INTANGIBLE HERITAGE > 05. Traditional craftsmanship
Volume: 1
ISBN: 978-1-908137-37-3
Depositing User: Mr. Mohamed Amer
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2019 12:28
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2019 12:28
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