Cultural landscape diaspora and multicultural community building

Yapeng, Ou and Fumo, Marina (2018) Cultural landscape diaspora and multicultural community building. In: ICOMOS 19th General Assembly and Scientific Symposium "Heritage and Democracy", 13-14th December 2017, New Delhi, India. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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Abstract (in English)

Under cultural globalization, cultural pluralism prevails in post-industrial cities worldwide. Cultural pluralism has brought about diasporic cultural landscapes which are distinct from conventional cultural landscapes defined by UNESCO. Based on a literature review and visual observations of diasporic cultural landscapes in Italy and Germany, this research seeks to explore the roles that diasporic cultural landscapes play in a multicultural society. To begin with, it tentatively extends the connotation of cultural landscapes by perceiving them under the macro social environment with a perspective of cultural pluralism. Then, the research analyzes the driving forces of cultural landscape diaspora, focusing on endogenous and exogenous forces. Finally, it looks into the roles of diasporic cultural landscapes in multicultural community building. It is found that diasporic cultural landscapes play an important role in building up a multicultural community characterized by harmonious coexistence in terms of social relationship consolidation, cultural experience diversification and place-making, as well as landscape quality upgrading and generation of positive externalities that are shared among all cultural groups.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Yapeng, Ou
Fumo, Marina
Languages: English
Keywords: historic urban landscapes; conflicts; dialogue; social consolidation; rights; cultural diaspora; multicultural society; integration; local communities; social aspects; cultural pluralism; intercultural dialogue; sustainable development; sustainability; case studies; minorities; cultural identity; values; cultural landscapes; Italy; debates; sociology
Subjects: E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 09. Social and economic aspects of conservation
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 14. Historic urban landscapes
N.ANTHROPOLOGY > 03. Ethnology
O.INTANGIBLE HERITAGE > 02. Oral traditions and expressions (including language)
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Naples, Italy
National Committee: ICOMOS International
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 19th General Assembly, New Delhi, 2017
Depositing User: intern icomos
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2018 13:06
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2019 14:41
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