Heritage Memory Identity

‘Intangibles: Culture, Heritage and Identity’

Published: Thursday 15 December, 2011



A rapid perusal of the usual sources provides definitions of ‘intangible’ as ‘incapable of being perceived by the sense of touch’;’incorporeal or immaterial’;’vague, elusive, fleeting’; ‘not definite to the mind’. Perhaps more arresting is the idea that intangibility applies to assets in the good will of a business. Amusingly, if you search for the term ‘intangible’ on Dictionnary.com, it offers you the option to ‘see images of intangible’. A quick click on that link gives you images relating to intangible cultural heritage in Estonia, Fiji and Vietnam, among other places. A series of further clicks on randomly chosen images from among the same set inevitably results in the response ‘website could not be found’! The intangible appears and disappears, but what remains is a series of questions worth exploring about the links between intangibility, culture, and assets. […]

Moore, H. L. (2011). Intangibles: Culture, heritage and identity in H. Anheier and Y.R. Isar (eds.) Heritage, Memory and Identity, (pp. 273-280). London, UK: Sage Publication.

Purchase Heritage, Memory and Identity here

Share this article:




Recent Posts

Panel Discussion: Rebuilding Macroeconomics after the Pandemic

Media

Financial Crisis, nationalism and COVID-19 are all socio-economic pandemics in the last decade. Each one starts in a small corner of our world, then spreads across continents in a very short space of time. Each one is a surprise, and each one catches us unprepared. If we are to be prepared for the next pandemic or crisis, we need a different approach to economics.

Read More

Post-Covid Live 5: Farming the Future

Media

Post-Covid Live addresses the nature of society, the kind of government and the form of economy we will need and want after the crisis. It is no longer possible to endorse the market as the primary mechanism for creating value and solving problems.

Read More

Post-Covid Live 4: Cascading the Positive

Media

Post-Covid Live addresses the nature of society, the kind of government and the form of economy we will need and want after the crisis. It is no longer possible to endorse the market as the primary mechanism for creating value and solving problems.

Read More