Community empowerment through the management of intangible cultural heritage in the Isle of Jura, Scotland

GIGLITTO, Danilo (2017). Community empowerment through the management of intangible cultural heritage in the Isle of Jura, Scotland. Imperial Journal of Interdisciplinary Research, 3 (5), 567-578.

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    Abstract

    The number of digital projects aimed at documenting and preserving communities’ intangible cultural heritage (ICH) has grown considerably in recent years. These projects take advantage of the advancement of digital technologies to enable local communities to manage their ICH, in tune with the deprofessionalisation of heritage practices. This paper follows the progress of a case study that used a wiki to enable participation in the documentation of cultural heritage in the Isle of Jura, Scotland. Using a mix of action research and ethnography, the main argument of the paper is that involvement in digital cultural heritage can enhance community empowerment, but that this depends upon social dimensions of community cohesion and engagement as well as technical knowledge of the software and technologies involved.

    Item Type: Article
    Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Communication and Computing Research Centre
    Page Range: 567-578
    SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
    Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
    Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2018 11:40
    Last Modified: 24 Jun 2020 14:18
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/22954

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