Heritage in post-modern settings: the case of Japan

Author(s): Koji Mizoguchi

Year: 2016


The 'post-modern' condition can be characterized by reflexivity, by which is meant that every social fact is scrutinized as socio-historically constructed. The spread of this 'attitude' fundamentally destabilize the sense of the authenticity of heritage. However, as long as we have to accept this constitutive element of social reality, we have to consider how to come to terms with this and how to better utilize this for the betterment of our relationship with heritage and of our life-world. This poster introduces some innovative attempts of achieving that goal from Japan, and proposes some future directions in the 'use of heritage' for the future.

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Heritage in post-modern settings: the case of Japan. Koji Mizoguchi. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 404355)


Geographic Keywords
East/Southeast Asia

Spatial Coverage

min long: 66.885; min lat: -8.928 ; max long: 147.568; max lat: 54.059 ;