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: 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.

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.

Pictures of Time Beneath

  • Filename: pictures-of-time-beneath.
  • ISBN: 9780643097049
  • Release Date: 2010
  • Number of pages: 215
  • Author: Kirsty Douglas
  • Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING



MANAGEMENT OF LAND & NATURAL RESOURCES. AUSTRALIAN. This ground-breaking book examines three celebrated scientific landscapes: Adelaides 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, an original perspective on our relationship with Australian landscapes and our understanding of place, time, nation and science.

The Semiotics of Heritage Tourism

  • Filename: the-semiotics-of-heritage-tourism.
  • ISBN: 9781845414214
  • Release Date: 2014-01-09
  • Number of pages: 168
  • Author: Emma Waterton
  • Publisher: Channel View Publications



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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Construction of Heritage

  • Filename: the-construction-of-heritage.
  • ISBN: 1859180531
  • Release Date: 1996
  • Number of pages: 172
  • Author: David Brett
  • Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.



A controversial approach to the concept of heritage in contemporary Irish Culture

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.

Understanding the Politics of Heritage

  • Filename: understanding-the-politics-of-heritage.
  • ISBN: 0719081521
  • Release Date: 2009-10-15
  • Number of pages: 328
  • Author: Rodney Harrison
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press



Written by an interdisciplinary team of scholars, this authoritative text presents an engaging narrative of the way politics features in heritage conservation and management. New international case studies illustrate how notions of identity, social class and nationhood may be woven into the provision of official heritage, and how heritage may be seen to be less about upholding truth or authenticity and more about delivering political objectives. Aimed primarily at students in heritage studies and professionals in heritage industries, this is book three of three in the Understanding Global Heritage series.

Intangible Cultural Heritage in International Law

  • Filename: intangible-cultural-heritage-in-international-law.
  • ISBN: 9780199679508
  • Release Date: 2013-06-13
  • Number of pages: 296
  • Author: Lucas Lixinski
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford



Intangible cultural heritage is the traditional practices, expressions, knowledge, and skills that form part of a community's culture. It is protected by a 2003 UNESCO Convention, and by several regional and national instruments. This book analyses its legal protection, including from within human rights, intellectual property, and contract law.

Heritage Labour and the Working Classes

  • Filename: heritage-labour-and-the-working-classes.
  • ISBN: 9781136698538
  • Release Date: 2012-05-23
  • Number of pages: 328
  • Author: Laurajane Smith
  • Publisher: Routledge



Heritage, Labour and the Working Classes is both a celebration and commemoration of working class culture. It contains sometimes inspiring accounts of working class communities and people telling their own stories, and weaves together examples of tangible and intangible heritage, place, history, memory, music and literature. Rather than being framed in a 'social inclusion' framework, which sees working class culture as a deficit, this book addresses the question "What is labour and working class heritage, how does it differ or stand in opposition to dominant ways of understanding heritage and history, and in what ways is it used as a contemporary resource?" It also explores how heritage is used in working class communities and by labour organizations, and considers what meanings and significance this heritage may have, while also identifying how and why communities and their heritage have been excluded. Drawing on new scholarship in heritage studies, social memory, the public history of labour, and new working class studies, this volume highlights the heritage of working people, communities and organizations. Contributions are drawn from a number of Western countries including the USA, UK, Spain, Sweden, Australia and New Zealand, and from a range of disciplines including heritage and museum studies, history, sociology, politics, archaeology and anthropology. Heritage, Labour and the Working Classes represents an innovative and useful resource for heritage and museum practitioners, students and academics concerned with understanding community heritage and the debate on social inclusion/exclusion. It offers new ways of understanding heritage, its values and consequences, and presents a challenge to dominant and traditional frameworks for understanding and identifying heritage and heritage making.

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