A Community-Grounded Approach to Understanding Preservation of the Cultural Heritage of Refugee Communities

Clara M. Chu, Nora Bird, Fatih Oguz
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Project APRCH (Agency in the Preservation of Refugee Cultural Heritage), is an effort to ask refugees to speak in their own voice, attaining agency, about the direction they wish to take in the preservation of their (refugee) cultural heritage. Project APRCH focuses on learning from/about the refugee population in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, USA, as a microcosm of similar communities across the United States. It seeks to understand the relationships of particular community members to their intangible cultural heritage as a process for authentic cultural heritage preservation.


Cultural heritage, Refugee, Montagnard, Community grounded approach, Guilford county

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.16918/bluj.51256


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