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Är kulturarv värda att bevara? En analys av kulturarv genom ett närmare studium av Irak 2003 - 2007

Heinerud, Elin (2008)
Archaeology
Abstract
This thesis was created in an attempt to examine the concept of cultural heritage. What is cultural heritage to us and why do we treat it in the different ways we do? In my attempt to find an answer to this I have chosen to concentrate my interest on a situation where historical objects have been preserved as well as destroyed, Iraq 2003 until 2007. In my research I have divided the Iraqi cultural heritage in three different groups based on the different treatments they where exposed to during the occupation of Bagdad and the aftermath. For each group I have chosen one object or a category of objects to be a representative examined. I have also examined them all together, and the role they play in the world surrounding them to understand... (More)
This thesis was created in an attempt to examine the concept of cultural heritage. What is cultural heritage to us and why do we treat it in the different ways we do? In my attempt to find an answer to this I have chosen to concentrate my interest on a situation where historical objects have been preserved as well as destroyed, Iraq 2003 until 2007. In my research I have divided the Iraqi cultural heritage in three different groups based on the different treatments they where exposed to during the occupation of Bagdad and the aftermath. For each group I have chosen one object or a category of objects to be a representative examined. I have also examined them all together, and the role they play in the world surrounding them to understand if and why the Iraqi cultural heritage is important. My conclusion after having written this essay is that cultural heritage is a hermeneutic construction, dependent in us all for its relevance. It is impossible to find an answer to why cultural heritage is important since the answer always will be subjective and depending on the situation in which the question was posed. (Less)
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author
Heinerud, Elin
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
arkeologi, Irak, kulturarv, plundring, Archaeology
language
Swedish
id
1320140
date added to LUP
2008-10-08
date last changed
2008-10-08
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  abstract     = {This thesis was created in an attempt to examine the concept of cultural heritage. What is cultural heritage to us and why do we treat it in the different ways we do? In my attempt to find an answer to this I have chosen to concentrate my interest on a situation where historical objects have been preserved as well as destroyed, Iraq 2003 until 2007. In my research I have divided the Iraqi cultural heritage in three different groups based on the different treatments they where exposed to during the occupation of Bagdad and the aftermath. For each group I have chosen one object or a category of objects to be a representative examined. I have also examined them all together, and the role they play in the world surrounding them to understand if and why the Iraqi cultural heritage is important. My conclusion after having written this essay is that cultural heritage is a hermeneutic construction, dependent in us all for its relevance. It is impossible to find an answer to why cultural heritage is important since the answer always will be subjective and depending on the situation in which the question was posed.},
  author       = {Heinerud, Elin},
  keyword      = {arkeologi,Irak,kulturarv,plundring,Archaeology},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Är kulturarv värda att bevara? En analys av kulturarv genom ett närmare studium av Irak 2003 - 2007},
  year         = {2008},
}