The Vega Islands

What’s the relation between World Heritage and local practices?

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The project examined one of the central topics in heritage research: The intricate and often contentious relationship between international conventions, national strategies, and local practices through the World Heritage Site of Vegaøyan.

The results indicate that even if the World Heritage status may not meet local resistance, the internationally recognized values are not necessarily those values by the local community.

More from the project:

Fageraas, Knut 2016. Housing Eiders – Making Heritage. The Changing Context of the Human-Eider Relationship in The Vega Archipelago, Norway. I: Animal Housing and Human-Animal Relations: Politics, Practices and Infrastructures. Routledge ISBN 9781138854116. s. 82-99

Fageraas, Knut 2016. Everyday Heritage – The Ordinary of the Extraordinary ‘Down Tradition’ in the Vega Archipelago World Heritage Area, Norway. I: Heritage, Democracy and the Public. Nordic Approaches. Ashgate ISBN 978-1-4724-4940-5. s. 215-229

Fageraas, Knut 2013. Verdensarvens forandringer på Vega. Kulturell verdsetting langs nye og gamle skillelinjer. I: Å lage kulturminner – hvordan kulturarv forstås, formes og forvaltes. Novus Forlag ISBN 978-82-7099-733-6. s. 287-335