The Right to Stand Outside of Cultural Heritage. A Condition for Sustainable Cultural Development

Keywords: culturally sustainable development, cultural heritage, local development work, tourism, identity, Southwest Finland archipelago

Abstract

in this article I shall focus on those questions that concern everyday culture and cultural heritage. Firstly, I consider what their own culture and own environment is for people in everyday life. I examine what the essential elements are for belonging to one's own home area, in other words, what the essentials are in people's own local cultural identities. Secondly, I review the nature of cultural heritage, and how it is used at the local level in local development both in tourism and as foundation for local identity. Finally, I analyse the relationship between culture in everyday life and cultural heritage, using as an aid the concepts of culture and different levels of institutional power. My principle question is: What should be sustained in culture in terms of sustainable cultural development? Is it, as usual, cultural heritage or some other elements of culture?

How to Cite
Siivonen, K. (1). The Right to Stand Outside of Cultural Heritage. A Condition for Sustainable Cultural Development. Ethnologia Fennica, 34, 6-19. Retrieved from https://journal.fi/ethnolfenn/article/view/66131