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Vagabundierende Klänge. Die institutionelle Inwertsetzung von Volksmusik-Sammlungen und die Entstehung von Cultural Heritage


Müske, Johannes; Müller, Rudolf (2013). Vagabundierende Klänge. Die institutionelle Inwertsetzung von Volksmusik-Sammlungen und die Entstehung von Cultural Heritage. In: Mohrmann, Ruth-E. Audioarchive : Tondokumente digitalisieren, erschließen und auswerten. Münster: Waxmann, 75-84.

Abstract

With digitization, today many collections are being rediscovered; research and safeguarding projects often initiate the re-propertization and commodification of these archives as “heritage”. Through two case studies we show how audio recordings in different historical contexts are culturally-politically (re-) appropriated and how technology is involved in this. Thereby, our essay investigates the apparent contradiction between the cultural-political perspective on cultural heritage, which assumes that valuable cultural heritage and cultural property “exist” and are worth of being protected, and the perspective in cultural analysis, which assumes that the value of cultural elements is “constructed” through cultural-political practices. Rather, we argue that the constructivist approach on analyzing heritage is not independent from the existence of socially appreciated cultural phenomena, and that cultural heritage as a “theoretical practice” holds a close connection with both, cultural-political practice and theoretical conceptualizations.

With digitization, today many collections are being rediscovered; research and safeguarding projects often initiate the re-propertization and commodification of these archives as “heritage”. Through two case studies we show how audio recordings in different historical contexts are culturally-politically (re-) appropriated and how technology is involved in this. Thereby, our essay investigates the apparent contradiction between the cultural-political perspective on cultural heritage, which assumes that valuable cultural heritage and cultural property “exist” and are worth of being protected, and the perspective in cultural analysis, which assumes that the value of cultural elements is “constructed” through cultural-political practices. Rather, we argue that the constructivist approach on analyzing heritage is not independent from the existence of socially appreciated cultural phenomena, and that cultural heritage as a “theoretical practice” holds a close connection with both, cultural-political practice and theoretical conceptualizations.

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Other titles:Circulating sounds. The institutional commodification of folk music collections and the constituting of cultural heritage
Item Type:Book Section, not refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Department of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies
Dewey Decimal Classification:790 Sports, games & entertainment
390 Customs, etiquette & folklore
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology
Language:German
Date:2013
Deposited On:31 Jan 2014 11:33
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 17:36
Publisher:Waxmann
Number:121
ISBN:978-3-8309-2807-2
Funders:Isa Lohmann-Siems Stiftung, Hamburg
Related URLs:https://www.waxmann.com/?eID=texte&pdf=2807.pdf&typ=inhalt
Permanent URL: https://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-91957

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