Uses of Heritage

  • Filename: uses-of-heritage.
  • ISBN: 9781134368020
  • Release Date: 2006-11-22
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Author: Laurajane Smith
  • Publisher: Routledge



Examining international case studies including USA, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Laurajane Smith identifies and explores the use of heritage throughout the world. Challenging the idea that heritage value is self-evident, and that things must be preserved because they have an inherent importance, Smith forcefully demonstrates that heritage value is not inherent in physical objects or places, but rather that these objects and places are used to give tangibility to the values that underpin different communities and to assert and affirm these values. A practically grounded accessible examination of heritage as a cultural practice, The Uses of Heritage is global in its benefit to students and field professionals alike.

Uses of Heritage

  • Filename: uses-of-heritage.
  • ISBN: 9781134368037
  • Release Date: 2006-11-22
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Author: Laurajane Smith
  • Publisher: Routledge



Examining international case studies including USA, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Laurajane Smith identifies and explores the use of heritage throughout the world. Challenging the idea that heritage value is self-evident, and that things must be preserved because they have an inherent importance, Smith forcefully demonstrates that heritage value is not inherent in physical objects or places, but rather that these objects and places are used to give tangibility to the values that underpin different communities and to assert and affirm these values. A practically grounded accessible examination of heritage as a cultural practice, The Uses of Heritage is global in its benefit to students and field professionals alike.

Uses of Heritage

  • Filename: uses-of-heritage.
  • ISBN: 9780203602263
  • Release Date: 2006-08-14
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Author: Laurajane Smith
  • Publisher: Routledge



Examining international case studies including USA, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Laurajane Smith identifies and explores the use of heritage throughout the world. Challenging the idea that heritage value is self-evident, and that things must be preserved because they have an inherent importance, Smith forcefully demonstrates that heritage value is not inherent in physical objects or places, but rather that these objects and places are used to give tangibility to the values that underpin different communities and to assert and affirm these values. A practically grounded accessible examination of heritage as a cultural practice, The Uses of Heritage is global in its benefit to students and field professionals alike.

Entangled Heritages

  • Filename: entangled-heritages.
  • ISBN: 9781317142805
  • Release Date: 2016-07-01
  • Number of pages: 212
  • Author: Olaf Kaltmeier
  • Publisher: Routledge



Relying on the concept of a shared history, this book argues that we can speak of a shared heritage that is common in terms of the basic grammar of heritage and articulated histories, but divided alongside the basic difference between colonizers and colonized. This problematic is also evident in contemporary uses of the past. The last decades were crucial to the emergence of new debates: subcultures, new identities, hidden voices and multicultural discourse as a kind of new hegemonic platform also involving concepts of heritage and/or memory. Thereby we can observe a proliferation of heritage agents, especially beyond the scope of the nation state. This volume gets beyond a container vision of heritage that seeks to construct a diachronical continuity in a given territory. Instead, authors point out the relational character of heritage focusing on transnational and translocal flows and interchanges of ideas, concepts, and practices, as well as on the creation of contact zones where the meaning of heritage is negotiated and contested. Exploring the relevance of the politics of heritage and the uses of memory in the consolidation of these nation states, as well as in the current disputes over resistances, hidden memories, undermined pasts, or the politics of nostalgia, this book seeks to seize the local/global dimensions around heritage.

Pictures of Time Beneath

  • Filename: pictures-of-time-beneath.
  • ISBN: 9780643101944
  • Release Date: 2010-04-27
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Kirsty Douglas
  • Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING



Pictures of Time Beneath examines three celebrated heritage landscapes: Adelaide’s Hallett Cove, Lake Callabonna in the far north of South Australia, and the World Heritage listed Willandra Lakes Region of New South Wales. It offers philosophical insights into significant issues of heritage management, our relationship with Australian landscapes, and an original perspective on our understanding of place, time, nation and science. Glaciers in Adelaide, cow-sized wombats, monster kangaroos, desert dunes littered with freshwater mussels, ancient oases and inland seas: a diverse group of deep-time imaginings is the subject of this ground-breaking book. Ideas about a deep past in Australia are central to broader issues of identity, belonging, uniqueness, legitimacy and intellectual community. This journey through Australia’s natural histories examines the way landscapes and landforms are interpreted to realise certain visions of the land, the nation and the past in the context of contemporary notions of geological heritage, cultural property, cultural identity and antiquity.

Valuing Historic Environments

  • Filename: valuing-historic-environments.
  • ISBN: 9781409488149
  • Release Date: 2012-11-28
  • Number of pages: 234
  • Author: Dr John Pendlebury
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.



This volume brings together an interdisciplinary team of leading scholars to discuss frameworks of value in relation to the preservation of historic environments. Starting from the premise that heritage values are culturally and historically constructed, the book examines the effects of pluralist frameworks of value on how preservation is conceived. It questions the social and economic consequences of constructions of value and how to balance a responsive, democratic conception of heritage with the pressure to deliver on social and economic objectives. It also describes the practicalities of managing the uncertainty and fluidity of the widely varying conceptions of heritage.

Heritage

  • Filename: heritage.
  • ISBN: 9780415591959
  • Release Date: 2013
  • Number of pages: 268
  • Author: Rodney Harrison
  • Publisher: Routledge



Historic sites, memorials, national parks, museumsewe live in an age in which heritage is ever-present. But what does it mean to live amongst the spectral traces of the past, the heterogeneous piling up of historic materials in the present? How did heritage grow from the concern of a handful of enthusiasts and specialists in one part of the world to something which is considered to be universally cherished? And what concepts and approaches are necessary to understanding this global obsession? Over the decades, since the adoption of the World Heritage Convention, various e~crisese(tm) of definition have significantly influenced the ways in which heritage is classified, perceived and managed in contemporary global societies. Taking an interdisciplinary approach to the many tangible and intangible e~thingse(tm) now defined as heritage, this book attempts simultaneously to account for this global phenomenon and the industry which has grown up around it, as well as to develop a e~toolkit of conceptse(tm) with which it might be studied. In doing so, it provides a critical account of the emergence of heritage studies as an interdisciplinary field of academic study. This is presented as part of a broader examination of the function of heritage in late modern societies, with a particular focus on the changes which have resulted from the globalisation of heritage during the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Developing new theoretical approaches and innovative models for more dialogically democratic heritage decision making processes, Heritage: Critical Approaches unravels the relationship between heritage and the experience of late modernity, whilst reorienting heritage so that it might be more productively connected with other pressing social, economic, political and environmental issues of our time.

The Semiotics of Heritage Tourism

  • Filename: the-semiotics-of-heritage-tourism.
  • ISBN: 1845414209
  • Release Date: 2014-01-01
  • Number of pages: 141
  • Author: Emma Waterton
  • Publisher: Channel View Books



This book presents a new way of understanding heritage tourism that focuses on what people feel and not just what they see. Traditionally, semiotics points to the study of signs and symbols, and how we use them to make sense of the world. Here semiotics is extended into our other senses as part of what it means to experience heritage as tourists.

A Geography of Heritage

  • Filename: a-geography-of-heritage.
  • ISBN: 0340677791
  • Release Date: 2000
  • Number of pages: 284
  • Author: Brian J. Graham
  • Publisher: Hodder Arnold



This new textbook explores the various components of heritage: how it may be defined, who it belongs to, and its diverse cultural and economic roles and uses. Although heritage is a concept which has inspired considerable literature, there is currently no existing overview which places heritage in a geographical perspective. By applying the subject to the study of contemporary human geography, the authors examine the social and political tensions which result from conflicting interests relating to the production and consumption of heritage. Studying heritage at a variety of scales ranging from the global to the local, this book draws upon examples and case studies from around the world. It is the first book to integrate studies of heritage from other areas such as tourism, cultural and economic geography into one whole, comprehensive treatment.

Everyday Use

  • Filename: everyday-use.
  • ISBN: 0813520762
  • Release Date: 1994
  • Number of pages: 229
  • Author: Alice Walker
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press



The pioneering anthology Home Girls features writings by Black feminist and lesbian activists on topics both provocative and profound. Since its initial publication in 1983, it has become an essential text on Black women's lives and writings. This edition features an updated list of contributor biographies and an all-new preface that provides a fresh assessment of how Black women's lives have changed-or not-since the book was first published. Contributors are Tania Abdulahad, Donna Allegra, Barbara A. Banks, Becky Birtha, Julie Carter, Cenen, Cheryl Clarke, Michelle Cliff, Michelle T. Clinton, Willie M. Coleman, Toi Derricotte, Alexis De Veaux, Jewelle L. Gomez, Akasha (Gloria) Hull, Patricia Jones, June Jordan, Audre Lorde, Raymina Y. Mays, Deidre McCalla, Chirlane McCray, Pat Parker, Linda C. Powell, Bernice Johnson Reagon, Spring Redd, Gwendolyn Rogers, Kate Rushin, Ann Allen Shockley, Barbara Smith, Beverly Smith, Shirley O. Steele, Luisah Teish, Jameelah Waheed, Alice Walker, and Renita Weems.

Heritage Museums and Galleries

  • Filename: heritage-museums-and-galleries.
  • ISBN: 0415289459
  • Release Date: 2005-01
  • Number of pages: 392
  • Author: Gerard Corsane
  • Publisher: Psychology Press



Bringing the reader the very best of modern scholarship from the heritage community, this comprehensive reader outlines and explains the many diverse issues that have been identified and brought to the fore in the field of heritage, museums and galleries over the past couple of decades. The volume is divided into four parts: presents overviews and useful starting points for critical reflection focuses more specifically on selected issues of significance, looking particularly at the museum's role and responsibilities in the postmodern and postcolonial world concentrates on issues related to cultural heritage and tourism dedicated to public participation in heritage, museum and gallery processes and activities. The book provides an ideal starting point for those coming to the study of museums and galleries for the first time.

Cultural Heritage and Human Rights

  • Filename: cultural-heritage-and-human-rights.
  • ISBN: 9780387765792
  • Release Date: 2008-10-14
  • Number of pages: 206
  • Author: Helaine Silverman
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



Is there a universal right to the free expression and preservation of cultural heritage, and if so, where is that right articulated and how can it be protected? No corner of today’s world has escaped the effects of globalization – for better or worse. This volume addresses a deeply political aspect of heritage preservation and management as it relates to human rights.

Contested Cultural Heritage

  • Filename: contested-cultural-heritage.
  • ISBN: 1441973052
  • Release Date: 2010-11-02
  • Number of pages: 286
  • Author: Helaine Silverman
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



Cultural heritage is material – tangible and intangible – that signifies a culture’s history or legacy. It has become a venue for contestation, ranging in scale from protesting to violently claimed and destroyed. But who defines what is to be preserved and what is to be erased? As cultural heritage becomes increasingly significant across the world, the number of issues for critical analysis and, hopefully, mediation, arise. The issue stems from various groups: religious, ethnic, national, political, and others come together to claim, appropriate, use, exclude, or erase markers and manifestations of their own and others’ cultural heritage as a means for asserting, defending, or denying critical claims to power, land, and legitimacy. Can cultural heritage be well managed and promoted while at the same time kept within parameters so as to diminish contestation? The cases herein rage from Greece, Spain, Egypt, the UK, Syria, Zimbabwe, Italy, the Balkans, Bénin, and Central America.

Cultural Heritage Politics in China

  • Filename: cultural-heritage-politics-in-china.
  • ISBN: 9781461468745
  • Release Date: 2013-05-14
  • Number of pages: 297
  • Author: Tami Blumenfield
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



​This volume explores China’s cultural heritage ideology and policies from three interrelated perspectives: the State and World Heritage tourism; cultural heritage tourism at undesignated sites, and the cultural politics of museums and collections. Something of a cultural heritage designation craze is happening in China. This is new within even the last five to ten years. Officials at many levels now see heritage preservation as a means for commoditizing their regions. They are devoting new resources and attention to national and international heritage designations. Thus, addressing cultural heritage politics in a nation dedicated to designation is an important project, particularly in the context of a rapidly growing economy. This volume is also important because it addresses a very wide range of cultural heritage, providing an excellent sample of case studies: historic vernacular urban environments, ethnic tourism, scenic tourism, pilgrimage as tourism, tourism and economic development, museums, border heritage, underwater remains, and the actual governance and management of the sites. This volume is an outstanding introduction to cultural heritage issues in China while contributing to Chinese studies for those with greater knowledge of the area.

Performing Nordic Heritage

  • Filename: performing-nordic-heritage.
  • ISBN: 9781409473305
  • Release Date: 2013-02-28
  • Number of pages: 364
  • Author: Ms Lizette Gradén
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.



The performance of heritage takes place in prestigious institutions such as museums and archives, in officially sanctioned spaces such as jubilees and public monuments, but also in more mundane, ephemeral and banal cultural practices, such as naming of phenomena, viewing exhibitions or walking in the countryside. This volume examines the performance of Nordic heritage and the shaping of the very idea of Norden in diverse contexts in North America, the Baltic and the Nordic countries and examines the importance of these places as sites for creating and preserving cultural heritage. Offering rich perspectives on a part of Europe which has not been the centre of discussion in the Anglophone world, this volume will be of value to a wide readership, including cultural historians, museum practitioners, policy-makers and scholars of heritage, ethnology and folkloristics.

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