Heritage Statecraft: When archaeological heritage meets neoliberalism in Gazprom's resource colonies, Russia

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Abstract

A growing number of scholarly works in the field of archaeology and heritage studies have been investigating the role of culture in relationship management. By assessing the use of heritage and repatriation of archaeological finds by multinational Gazprom, a natural gas company, in the Russian Federation, this paper contributes to this heritage diplomacy research by critically repositioning some of its core paradigms and its predominant emphasis on interstate diplomatic processes. As explored in this paper, archaeology and heritage are cultural technologies that have to be framed in the broader statecraft policies of the nation state, and are enmeshed with different types of power and include a plethora of agents. By exploring a case study investigating the corporate security initiatives of a resource extraction and transport giant in Russia, this paper contributes to the extensive literature on neoliberalism, corporate social responsibility and federalism in newly developing economies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)368-383
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Field Archaeology
Volume41
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Cultural Heritage; Copyright; cultural Diversity
  • Statecraft
  • Gazprom
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Energy policy
  • Cultural policy
  • Anthropology

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