Patrimonio Inmaterial en el Ecuador: Una Construcción Colectiva

Translated title of the contribution: Intangible Heritage in Ecuador: A Collective Construction

Research output: Book/ReportBook


Traditions, in contexts of geopolitical fragility, have been affected by acculturative practices. These, together with consumerism and mercantilism, pass, silently, to the backroom of the monocultural empire. With the Declaration of Intangible Heritage made at the Paris Convention in 2003, and ratified by Ecuador in 2005, a greater awareness of the importance of safeguarding social memory, the collective heritage of peoples, was created. This text documents citizen participation in this task of caring for knowledge and practices that are part of the daily life of communities, cities, towns and collectives; therefore, part of the intangible heritage and cultural legacy for present and future generations.
Translated title of the contributionIntangible Heritage in Ecuador: A Collective Construction
Original languageSpanish (Ecuador)
PublisherEditorial Abya-Yala
Number of pages242
ISBN (Print)978-9978-10-396-8
StatePublished - 26 Jun 2020


  • Anthropology
  • Discussion
  • Heritage
  • Institutional management
  • Quito

CACES Knowledge Areas

  • 413A Social and Cultural Studies


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