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By Helaine Silverman

Cultural historical past is fabric – tangible and intangible – that indicates a culture’s heritage or legacy. It has develop into a venue for contestation, ranging in scale from protesting to violently claimed and destroyed. yet who defines what's to be preserved and what's to be erased? As cultural historical past turns into more and more major the world over, the variety of concerns for serious research and, expectantly, mediation, arise.
The factor stems from quite a few teams: non secular, ethnic, nationwide, political, and others come jointly to say, applicable, use, exclude, or erase markers and manifestations in their personal and others’ cultural historical past as a way for announcing, protecting, or denying severe claims to energy, land, and legitimacy.
Can cultural background be good controlled and promoted whereas whilst saved inside parameters in order to reduce contestation? The circumstances herein rage from Greece, Spain, Egypt, the united kingdom, Syria, Zimbabwe, Italy, the Balkans, Bénin, and critical America.

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