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Title: Heritage and knowledge: apparatus, logic and strategies in the formation of heritage
Author: Santamarina Campos, Beatriz
Beltran, Oriol
Keywords: Patrimoni cultural
Espais naturals protegits
Parcs naturals
Albufera (País Valencià)
Cultural heritage
Protected areas
Nature reserves
Albufera Lake (Valencian Community)
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Abstract: Heritage as a category reflects diverse political positions. All heritagisation processes imply the creation of hierarchies, selection, ranking, and categorization of what is worthy or unworthy of being heritage, and all heritage creation involves certain disciplinary processes that confer legitimacy. As a modern invention, heritage was built on two closely-related cornerstones: the distinction between nature and culture and the difference between normalized knowledge and marginal knowledge. As a result, refining processes were applied which became strategies to legitimise political domination. In this paper the constituent process of heritage creation and its links to normative knowledge are analysed, illustrating the various relationships between types of knowledge in the heritagisation process with the case of the Albufera Natural Park in Spain. A particular focus is placed on the processes that affect territories and natural resources, modifying the material conditions of the local population. Beyond giving rise to a mere acceptance of imposed expert knowledge, the analysed dynamics reveal the responsiveness of the local actors, as they make use of this knowledge in the context of a counter-hegemonic discourse.
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It is part of: Anthropological Forum, 2016, vol. 26, num. 4, p. 397-414
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ISSN: 0066-4677
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