CFP: Memory, Heritage, City – Portuguese Anthropology Congress

We invite all to submit a proposal on the painel T 043 – Memory, Heritage, City – of Portuguese Anthropology Congress.

T 043 Painel – Memory, Heritage, City
Coordinators:

– Marluci Menezes, Geographer, PhD in Anthropology, Researcher at the Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil – LNEC, marluci@lnec.pt

– Neiva Vieira da Cunha, PhD in Anthropology, Associate Professor of the State University of Rio de Janeiro / UERJ , Research Associate of the Metropolitan Ethnography Lab /LeMetro/IFCS-UFRJ, Invited Researcher at the Centre d’Etudes des Mouvements Sociaux/CEMS/IMM-EHESS, neivavieiradacunha@gmail.com

Abstract:

The purpose of this panel is to discuss the relationship between memory, heritage and patrimonilization processes in the context of contemporary cities. The aim is to put attention to the conflicts arising from urban renewal processes and, consequently, the material and symbolic urban spaces transformation, renegotiating the collective memory and the socio-spatial identities.

Extended abstract:

The purpose of this panel is to discuss the relationship between memory, heritage and patrimonilization processes in the context of contemporary cities. The aim is to put attention to the conflicts arising from the renewal processes which consequently lead to the material and symbolic urban spaces transformation, renegotiating the collective memory and the socio-spatial identities. These renewal processes suppose a refocusing of areas considered decadent and degraded, seeking to change the social nature of its inhabitants. To enhance economic and symbolically certain areas of the city, one of the main counterparts of the produced reconversion in urban areas is the establishment of logics of social invisibility by certain population sectors, transformed into undesirable in the new socio-spatial reconfiguration. The aim is to discuss how the use of memory and heritage constitutes a capital accumulation and cultural appropriation strategy, presenting itself as an effective argument in the active participation of socio-spatial segregation processes. However, viewing the use of memory and heritage can also be an effective stratagem mobilized by socially invisible in vindicate their right to the city.

Information: http://vicongresso.apantropologia.org/

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