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Град и наследства: градът-разказ, сцена, културен пейзаж
City and Heritages: the City – Narration, Stage, Cultural Landscape

The Case of Riga, Lithuania

Author(s): Valentina Ganeva-Raycheva
Subject(s): Anthropology, Social Sciences, Geography, Regional studies, Regional Geography, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Culture and social structure
Published by: Пловдивски университет »Паисий Хилендарски«
Keywords: Lithuania; heritage; landscape
Summary/Abstract: The paper presents a field research discourse on the city as a territory. The analysis is based on the thesis that the territory and the heritage are not given a priori, but they are an essential part of the activities of the local communities and state policies for construction, valorization and instrumentalization of resources. The paper presents not only particular objects, considered as a heritage, but the city as a territory that is inherited. The field of the inheritance is enlarging from the undeniable heritage (the historical center with UNESCO sign) to the places and neighborhoods, defined as distinctive for certain type of space, as well as those, valorized as a way of life. Particular consideration is given to the practices and the creation of heritage sites that emphasis on the problem about the city as a stage of cultural activities, human relationships and interaction with the environment (the urban landscape).