Transformations of cultural heritage in Melanesia: from kastam to kalsa

Otto, Ton (2015) Transformations of cultural heritage in Melanesia: from kastam to kalsa. International Journal of Heritage Studies, 21 (2). pp. 117-132.

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In this article, I look at the reverberations of the global discourse about heritage at the margins of the global system in the Pacific. To this end, I analyse the development of indigenous concepts of cultural heritage on Baluan Island, in Manus Province, Papua New Guinea. I discuss how over the past 50 years two different heritage concepts have developed on the island, which have been used to reflect upon and direct cultural and social change. Further I show how the genesis and transformation of this local discourse about heritage is driven by local concerns and politics, as well as national and international developments.

Item ID: 33140
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1470-3610
Keywords: cultural heritage, Melanesia, global heritage, kastam, kalsa
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2014 04:52
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1601 Anthropology > 160104 Social and Cultural Anthropology @ 80%
21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2103 Historical Studies > 210313 Pacific History (excl New Zealand and Maori) @ 20%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9503 Heritage > 950306 Conserving Pacific Peoples Heritage @ 50%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society @ 50%
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