A Companion to Heritage Studies by William Logan, M?iréad Nic Craith, Ullrich Kockel

By William Logan, M?iréad Nic Craith, Ullrich Kockel

A significant other to historical past Studies is a accomplished, state of the art survey of the interdisciplinary examine of cultural heritage.

  • Outlines the foremost topics of study, together with cultural upkeep, environmental defense, global background and tourism, ethics, and human rights
  • Accessibly prepared right into a monstrous framework-setting essay by way of the editors via 3 sections on increasing, utilizing and abusing, and recasting heritage
  • Provides a state of the art consultant to rising traits within the box that's that's international in scope, cross-cultural in concentration and important in approach
  • Features contributions from a world array of students, together with a few with broad event in background perform via UNESCO global history Centre, ICOMOS, and nationwide history systems

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Perhaps we expect too much of UNESCO and the other global heritage bodies. The emphasis on cultural heritage as a resource for development has been questioned by scholars critical of the new governmentalities engendered by heritage regimes (Coombe 2012) and their depoliticizing impacts on communities and other so‐called stakeholders. Drawing on anthropological research in indigenous contexts and addressing the role of corporate actors, Rosemary Coombe and Melissa Baird (Chapter 24) argue international heritage institutions face new challenges that will limit any emancipatory expectations we might have as heritage governance is certain to become ­re‐politicized in rights‐based struggles on “resource frontiers” (Tsing 2003).

Byrne, D. (2011) Thinking About Popular Religion and Heritage. N. Y. Goh, and S. O’Connor (eds), Rethinking Cultural Resource Management in Southeast Asia: Preservation, Development, and Neglect. London: Anthem, pp. 3–14. Byrne, D. (2013) Love and Loss in the 1960s. International Journal of Heritage Studies, 19 (6), 596–609. K. (2013) Introduction: Contexts and Concerns in Asian Heritage Management. D. K. Chapagain (eds), Asian Heritage Management: Contexts, Concerns, and Prospects. London: Routledge, pp.

Witcomb argues that emotion plays a fundamental role in expressions of heritage, and in impacting on people’s understanding of their sense of self in relation to others. In other forums such an argument can provide the basis for strengthening communities that are suffering from macro‐economic restructuring, unemployment, and demographic change. In this chapter, however, Witcomb focuses on the moments of encounter between various individual and sets of actors from different cultures involved in remembering and memorializing – performative practices that she sees as producing a form of heritage practice in its own right.

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