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AGSO Speakers Series--Castaneda

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Quetzil Castaneda, a scholar who works in Mexico, will be presenting a paper entitled, "The Universal Citizen Heir:  Archaeology, Tourism, and the Birth of Heritage in the Museum." He has provided the following abstract: The emergence in the 21st century of ethical travel and the figure of the Ethical Traveler brings into perspective a few crucial relationships between tourism, archaeology and the museum that have been fundamental in the sociocultural organization and practice of these institutions.  The figure of the ethical traveler stimulates the development in this paper of the concept of the universal citizen heir, a subject positioning born in the 19th century but only now visible at the beginning of the 21st.  By tracking the birth of archaeology and tourism in the genealogy of the museum this paper considers the meaning of heritage and the genealogy of this discourse from the birth of the museum to the death of culture.

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