- Virtual Repatriation: It's Virtual, but it's not Repatriation
- Book title
- Heritage in the context of globalization: Europe and the Americas
- Pages (from-to)
- New York: Springer
- SpringerBriefs in archaeology
- Volume | Edition (Serie)
- Document type
- Faculty of Humanities (FGw)
- Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA)
Virtual Repatriation has caught the attention of the anthropological, archaeological, museological, and indigenous communities in recent years. The conjoined terms have been applied to everything from an alternative for material repatriation, to Reciprocal Research Networks, to almost any form of digital data sharing with source communities. There is no doubt that there is, and has been, a great number of good works that designate themselves as Virtual Repatriation. However, the problem, as we see it, is not the works themselves, in most instances, but the conjunction of the "virtual" with "repatriation." In this chapter, the authors will challenge the use of the terms "virtual," but mostly the term "repatriation" in conjunction with anything but patrimony. The challenge is not merely pedantic, but points to the larger social and political implications, and communal and historic consequences, of collapsing patrimony with their representations.
- go to publisher's site
If you believe that digital publication of certain material infringes any of your rights or (privacy) interests, please let the Library know, stating your reasons. In case of a legitimate complaint, the Library will make the material inaccessible and/or remove it from the website. Please Ask the Library, or send a letter to: Library of the University of Amsterdam, Secretariat, Singel 425, 1012 WP Amsterdam, The Netherlands. You will be contacted as soon as possible.