The Chinese paper-cut

Parution d’un article de Caroline Bodolec intitulé « The Chinese Paper-Cut: From Local Inventories to the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity » dans ” Regina Bendix; Aditya Eggert & Arnika Peselmann (eds.),  Heritage Regimes and the State. Göttingen: Universitätsverlag Göttingen, 2012. 413 p.

What happens when UNESCO heritage conventions are ratified by a state? How do UNESCO’s global efforts interact with preexisting local, regional and state efforts to conserve or promote culture? What new institutions emerge to address the mandate? The contributors to this volume focus on the work of translation and interpretation that ensues once heritage conventions are ratified and implemented. With seventeen case studies from Europe, Africa, the Carib- bean and China, the volume provides comparative evidence for the divergent heritage regimes generated in states that differ in history and political orga- nization. The cases illustrate how UNESCO’s aspiration to honor and celebrate cultural diversity diversifies itself. The very effort to adopt a global heritage regime forces myriad adaptations to particular state and interstate modalities of building and managing heritage.



Regina F. Bendix, Aditya Eggert and Arnika Peselmann:
Introduction: Heritage Regimes and the State
Kristin Kuutma: Between Arbitration and Engineering Concepts and Contingencies in the Shaping of Heritage Regimes

The Reach of (Post-)Colonial Sentiment and Control

Adelheid Pichler: The Dynamics of Heritage Choice and Heritage Regimes in the “Making of Old Havana”
Maria Cardeira da Silva:
Castles Abroad. Nations, Culture and Cosmopolitanisms in African Heritage Sites of Portuguese Origin
Philip W. Scher: Uneasy Heritage: Ambivalence and Ambiguity in Caribbean Heritage Practices
Anaïs Leblon: A Policy of Intangible Cultural Heritage between Local Constraints and International Standards: “The Cultural Space of the yaaral and the degal

Layers of Preservation Regimes and State Politics

Katia Ballacchino: Unity Makes…Intangible Heritage: Italy and Network Nomination
Cristina Sánchez-Carretero: Heritage Regimes and the Camino de Santiago: Gaps and Logics
Máiréad Nic Craith: Heritage Politics and Neglected Traditions: A Case-Study of Skellig Michael
Nicolas Adell: The French Journeymen Tradition: Convergence between French Heritage Traditions and UNESCO’s 2003 Convention
Markus Tauschek: The Bureaucratic Texture of National Patrimonial Policies
Gabriele Mentges: The Role of UNESCO and the Uzbek Nation Building Process
Ullrich Kockel: Borders, European Integration and UNESCO World Heritage: A Case Study of the Curonian Spit

States and their ‘Thing’: Selection Processes, Administrative Structures, and Expert Knowledge

Caroline Bodolec: The Chinese Paper-Cut: From Local Inventories to the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity
Chiara Bortolotto: The French Inventory of Intangible Cultural Heritage: Domesticating a Global Paradigm into French Heritage Regime
Alessandra Broccolini: Intangible Cultural Heritage Scenarios within the Bureaucratic Italian State
Florence Graezer Bideau: Identifying “Living Traditions” in Switzerland: Re-enacting Federalism through the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage
Laurent-Sébastien Fournier: Intangible Cultural Heritage in France: From State Culture to Local Development
Jean-Louis Tornatore: Anthropology’s Payback: “The Gastronomic Meal of the French”. The Ethnographic Elements of a Heritage Distinction

Closing Commentaries

Donald L. Brenneis: Sand, Stability and Stakeholders
Rosemary J. Coombe: Managing Cultural Heritage as Neoliberal Governmentality
Laurajane Smith: Discussion

A Comparative Assessment

Chiara De Cesari: Thinking Through Heritage Regimes

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Jacqueline Nivard (2012, 16 novembre). The Chinese paper-cut. Carnets du Centre Chine (CNRS/EHESS). Consulté le 1 mars 2024, à l’adresse

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