Human Rights&Ethics notes9

Human Rights&Ethics notes9 - October 29th, 2010...

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October 29 th , 2010 Culture and Rights Heritage perceived by many as a “shared common good by which everyone benefits” BUT: heritage is profoundly political: what counts who decides this, and what form this takes - Representation of culture is very political - Controls it? Pays for it, guards it, gets to tell the story Tangible heritage destruction: Vulkoa, Croatia Babri Majid, India Bamiyan Valley, Buddha, Afghanistan Reconstruction issues: Historical: Will this not cover up what has been done? - Leave it at as big empty space so that people know what happened Legal: ‘Sharing’- Babri Meshi case Political: means of current regime gaining status - Reconstruction of Tibetan heritage (reconstructed in a genuine way) - Political Reconstruction of Vulkovar: Croation gov’t spent large amount of money to build small space for little population. Trying hard to create idea of Croatia as sovereign entity - Al-Ibrahimi Mosque/Cave of the Patriarchs: brought it all under control except for small sections like this. Pious Jews and Muslims see as important to faith because
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This note was uploaded on 11/07/2011 for the course ANTH 3531 taught by Professor Shepherd during the Fall '10 term at GWU.

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