Art, Anthropology, and Contested Heritage

In this edited book Arnd Schneider presents innovative ethnographic perspectives on the intersections between art, anthropology, and contested cultural heritage, drawing on the research groups from the interdisciplinary TRACES project.

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At the heart of the book and its case studies is the development of a new way of transmitting contentious cultural heritage, which responds to the present situation in Europe of unstable political conditions and a sense of Europe in crisis. With chapters looking at difficult art exhibitions on colonialism (including Arnd Schneider's and Leone Contini's research in Italy), death masks, Holocaust memorials, and skull collections, the contributors articulate a response to the crisis in current economic-political conditions in Europe and advances brand new theoretical groundwork on the configuration of a renewed European identity.

 

 

Tags: Art, Ethnography, Holocaust memorials, Cultural heritage, Creativity, Artistic laboratory
Published Oct. 22, 2019 11:17 AM - Last modified Oct. 22, 2019 11:17 AM