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Jüdisches Kulturerbe MUSIK – Divergenzen und Zeitlichkeit

Überlegungen zu einer kulturellen Nachhaltigkeit aus Sicht der Jüdischen Musikstudien

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Edited By Sarah M. Ross

Seit den 1960er Jahren steigt in Europa die Zahl der jüdischen Kulturerbeprojekte. Im Gedenken an die Schoa suchen Nichtjuden die Relikte der Vergangenheit zu bewahren und lassen dabei nicht selten die gegenwärtigen jüdischen Gemeinden außer Acht. Die Autorinnen unterziehen diese Praxis des „authorized heritage" einer kritischen Betrachtung. Mit Blick auf das jüdische Kulturerbe Musik enthüllen sie vor dem Hintergrund aktueller Debatten um kulturelle Nachhaltigkeit die Gefahren von Konstruktion, kultureller Aneignung und Instrumentalisierung des Erbes. Mit der Diskussion innerjüdischer Nachhaltigkeitskonzepte, flankiert von philosophischen Thesen zum Erbe und zur Verantwortung für den Anderen, werden Denkanstöße für einen neuen, zukunftsorientierten Umgang mit jüdischem Kulturerbe gegeben.

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Jüdische musikalische Zeitlandschaften. Kulturelle Nachhaltigkeit statt Kulturerbe

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Abstract: The final chapter discusses the concept of cultural sustainability from the perspective of Jewish Music Studies. Here, the author draws on notions of cultural continuity combined with discourses on sustainable development, with an emphasis on ethnomusicological understandings of cultural sustainability. This new conceptualization allows the formation of a “Jewish” model of cultural sustainability as an epistemological alternative in Jewish Music Studies. Discussions are framed by considerations of the relationship between time and cultural heritage, and time and cultural sustainability. The final chapter concludes with a consideration of Emmanuel Levinas’ concept of time, which is particularly relevant to the idea of cultural sustainability postulated here. Of particular importance is Levinas’ understanding of time as the relationship of the subject to the “other”, a relationship involving responsibility and accountability. The concept of cultural sustainability represented here requires a stronger inscription of Jewish knowledge and thought in discourses on cultural heritage. This reformulation enables a change of perspective, moving the focus away from the transience of Jewish culture and instead focusing on its present and potential future. Looking at Jewish culture within this context of time as a continuum in which people experience cultural phenomena highlights issues regarding the relationship of Jews with the greater non-Jewish society. Inclusion will continue to pose a challenge as long as Judaism and Jewish life in Europe are perceived as “other”, non-simultaneous elements of the timescape.

Key words: Cultural Sustainability, cultural continuity, timescapes, cultural responsibility, Jewish knowledge

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