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Conceptualisation of heritage diplomacy in scholarship (2022)


Lähdesmäki, T., & Čeginskas, V. L. A. (2022). Conceptualisation of heritage diplomacy in scholarship. International Journal of Heritage Studies, 28(5), 635-650. https://doi.org/10.1080/13527258.2022.2054846


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Julkaisun kaikki tekijät tai toimittajat: Lähdesmäki, Tuuli; Čeginskas, Viktorija L. A.

Lehti tai sarja: International Journal of Heritage Studies

ISSN: 1352-7258

eISSN: 1470-3610

Julkaisuvuosi: 2022

Ilmestymispäivä: 28.03.2022

Volyymi: 28

Lehden numero: 5

Artikkelin sivunumerot: 635-650

Kustantaja: Routledge

Julkaisumaa: Britannia

Julkaisun kieli: englanti

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/13527258.2022.2054846

Julkaisun avoin saatavuus: Avoimesti saatavilla

Julkaisukanavan avoin saatavuus: Osittain avoin julkaisukanava

Julkaisu on rinnakkaistallennettu (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/80449


Tiivistelmä

Heritage diplomacy is a recent concept and a new area of interest in the expanding scope of diplomacy. The concept is explored with various epistemological foci and theoretical frameworks in Western scholarship. It is often used to describe joint international projects or government initiatives abroad for preserving tangible cultural heritage. Several recent studies link heritage diplomacy to attempts to develop reciprocal relations between countries, regions, and/or communities through cultural heritage based on dialogue. This article contributes to interdisciplinary scholarship on heritage diplomacy by clarifying the concept, including its inherent notions of cultural heritage and approaches to power. Our critical close reading of 57 sampled scholarly publications reveals how heritage diplomacy is commonly approached from a conservationist point of view, emphasising the preservation of tangible cultural heritage through knowledge exchange, material aid, and funding. Scholarship lacks studies focusing on the uses of intangible cultural heritage for heritage diplomacy. The study reveals heritage diplomacy scholars’ shared interest in power asymmetry and struggle: the concept can be used to recognise and deconstruct power hierarchies between heritage communities. We do this by understanding cultural heritage as a contact zone of people-to-people connectivity, reciprocal cooperation, mutual trust, and dialogue.


YSO-asiasanat: kulttuuriperintö; kansainväliset suhteet; kulttuurisuhteet; diplomatia; valtarakenteet; käsiteanalyysi

Vapaat asiasanat: cultural heritage; heritage diplomacy; international cultural relations; power; geoculture; conceptualisation


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OKM-raportointi: Kyllä

Raportointivuosi: 2022

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