Paper session; Gender Construction, Perpetuating Cultures and Heritage: Tackling Marginalization; Rewriting Histories at the Association of Critical Heritage Studies, 4th Biennial Conference, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China

Kosmala, K. (Chair), Tara Beall (Organiser)

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Description

Chair for the paper session 043 Gender Construction, Perpetuating Cultures and Heritage: Tackling Marginalization; Rewriting Histories

This session will address issues surrounding the construction and representation of gender within heritage contexts. Specifically, the session will engage with issues of women’s visibility within existing heritage narratives and dominant cultural discourses, exploring the potential utility of intangible cultural heritage to trouble or nuance existing hegemonic narratives and their representation of gender (Smith, 2009). We seek to address challenges associated with the construction and representation of gender in contemporary culture, and within historical records, by infusing feminist critique into wider heritage discourses.

This is a foregrounding of small ‘p’ politics, a praxis which embraces everyday struggle. This definition of political engagement articulates the practicing of politics through feminist-inspired research, illuminating engagement within institutional framings, organizational cultures, and dominant systems as well as ‘communities of interests’ –refracting potential revisions of existing heritage narratives.
Period2 Sep 20186 Sep 2018
Event typeConference
Location
Degree of RecognitionInternational

Keywords

  • gender
  • heritage
  • inclusion
  • culture
  • change
  • cultural heritage