The political effect on the formation and spread of heritage over time and space : a case study of the Bugis La Galigo from the 17th to 20th century
Chahaya Suria Abd Rahman
Date of Issue2017-03-25
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Heritage studies is a recent academic field, gaining traction only in the last 60 years. While many heritage scholars focus their work in relation to the present, this essay uses the historical political situations to show how heritage can be changed. This is by using the La Galigo heritage as the case study, and examining the way it was incorporated and accepted into different areas and why it was the case. This essay focuses on the timeframe of the 17th to 20th century to trace the effect of political situations and context on its change and spread. By doing this, this essay reinforces the idea that heritage is a constant changing process developed not only over time but also over different areas.
Final Year Project (FYP)
Nanyang Technological University