Falling through the cracks of UNESCO World Heritage Sites
- Steve McCarty (see profile)
- Digital Humanities East Asia
- Cultural property, Cultural property--Protection, Japanese--Social life and customs, Central Asians--Social life and customs, Japan, Central Asia
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- World Heritage, Afghanistan, discrimination against women, Cultural heritage, Cultural resource management, Cultural archiving, Japanese culture, Central Asian cultures
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- The author contrasts Japan's unsurpassed cultural preservation with the destruction of irreplaceable treasures of humanity in Afghanistan and Central Asia, showing the limitations of UNESCO and what factors lead to designation or not of World Heritage Sites. This short podcast concludes by theorizing how discrimination against women originated, which again UNESCO was not in a strong enough position to counteract in the case of a large World Heritage Site in Japan.
- Pointing out vulnerabilities of UNESCO and cultural properties in developing countries may provide information helpful in the pursuit of overcoming inequities while strengthening frameworks for the preservation of human cultural heritage.
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- 4 years ago
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