Christoph Brumann

I’m a Head of Research Group at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle, Germany (http://www.eth.mpg.de/cms/en/people/d/brumann/index.html), and an Honorary Professor of Anthropology at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg. I currently conduct an ethnographic study of the UNESCO World Heritage arena (http://www.eth.mpg.de/cms/en/research/d2/heritage.html_1340244636.html) and have previously studied the social life of cultural – predominantly built – heritage in Kyoto (http://www.eth.mpg.de/cms/en/research/d2/heritage.html_1340244635.html). Members of my research group are preparing for ethnographic fieldwork on the local appropriation of World Heritage in Istanbul and Melaka, to be started in 2012. My major heritage-related publications are:

2012 (in press) Tradition, Democracy and the Townscape of Kyoto: Claiming a Right to the Past. London: Routledge.

2011 (in press) Unser aller Kulturgut: Zur Ethnographie des UNESCO-Welterbes. Sociologus 61.

2010 (edited with Rupert Cox), Making Japanese Heritage. London: Routledge.

2010 Introduction. In: Christoph Brumann & Rupert Cox (eds.) Making Japanese Heritage, pp. 1-17. Abingdon: Routledge.

2010 Houses in Motion: The Revitalisation of Kyoto’s Architectural Heritage. In: Christoph Brumann & Rupert Cox (eds.) Making Japanese Heritage, pp. 149-170. Abingdon: Routledge.

2009 Outside the Glass Case: The Social Life of Urban Heritage in Kyoto. American Ethnologist 36:276-299.

2007 Copying Kyoto: The Legitimacy of Imitation in Kyoto’s Townscape Debates. In: Rupert Cox (ed.) The Culture of Copying in Japan: Critical and Historical Perspectives, pp. 213-229. London: RoutledgeCurzon.


PD Dr. Christoph Brumann (Head of Research Group)
Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology
Advokatenweg 36
06114 Halle
Germany

TEL ++49 (0)345 2927-204
FAX ++49 (0)345 2927-502
EMAIL brumann@eth.mpg.de
HP http://www.eth.mpg.de/~brumann

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