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|???metadata.dc.contributor???: ||Cacia, Carmela|
|Title: ||THE ACTIVITY OF UNESCO REGARDING THE ELEMENT OF RECOVERY OF THE CULTURAL IDENTITY: THE EXAMPLE OF AEOLIAN ISLANDS|
|Abstract: ||The recent interest aroused by Cultural Geography, which expressed a great attention and a
study's excitement on "cultural facts", is linked to changes due to several factors in different
territorial ambits where human groups’ identities are expressed.
The globalization process produced different effects in various cultural regions, which lead
to a homologation phenomenon, with consequent assimilation and lost of cultural identity, or
to strong defensive reactions for their own specificities. In such a context, a particular
attention towards "cultural signs" impressed on man by his environment, in order to protect
every residual element that symbolizes the specific individuality which is again the historical
connection between human beings and their past.
So, the interest of UNESCO for World Heritage List properties, receivers of protection and
preservation programs, has to be interpreted in this sense.
A clear example of the above said comes from the attention turned to Aeolian Islands,
recently declared "World Heritage Property", with the main purpose of volcanic identity
safeguard, as fundamental landscape component, and of knowledge of Aeolian cultural
properties, as expression of cultural identity and place belonging, of hereditary transmission
and historical sedimentation, of representative contextuality and complexity.|
|Is part of: ||Proceedings of the Conference THE CULTURAL TURN IN GEOGRAPHY, 18-20th of September 2003 - Gorizia Campus|
Part VI: Tourism, Sustainable Development and Culture Turn
|Appears in Collections:||The cultural turn in geography|
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