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dc.contributor.advisor Faubion, James D.
dc.creatorPotoczniak, Anthony G.
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-08T00:37:40Z
dc.date.available 2013-03-08T00:37:40Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/70393
dc.description.abstract Since Ukraine's independence, a burgeoning private sector has been increasingly encroaching in cultural spaces that previously were conceived of as "property of the state." This dissertation is an ethnographic account of how objects of cultural heritage are being re-configured within the new post-Soviet economy. Specifically, it focuses on sound archive field recordings of traditional music and how they are being transformed into cultural commodities. Regarding the jurisdiction of culture - who controls cultural heritage and how it is used to represent ethnic and national identity - my research shows how these boundaries are increasingly being negotiated within structures of social, cultural and political power. Thus, culture becomes a contested object between competing ideological systems: cultural heritage as a means to salvage and reconstruct repressed histories and to revive former national traditions, on the one hand, and cultural heritage as a creative, future-oriented force to construct new identities in growing consumer marketplaces.
dc.format.extent 232 p.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectCommunication and the arts
Social sciences
Cultural heritage
Entrepreneurship
Sound archives
Ukraine
National identity
Cultural anthropology
Cultural resources management
dc.title Cultural Heritage in States of Transition: Authorities, Entrepreneurs and Sound Archives in Ukraine
dc.identifier.digital PotoczniakA
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Anthropology
thesis.degree.discipline Social Sciences
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Doctoral
thesis.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy
dc.identifier.citation Potoczniak, Anthony G.. "Cultural Heritage in States of Transition: Authorities, Entrepreneurs and Sound Archives in Ukraine." (2012) Diss., Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/70393.


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