Cultures and Globalization: Heritage, Memory and Identity

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Bringing together a truly global range of scholars, this volume explores heritage, memory, and identity through a diverse set of subjects, including heritage sites, practices of memorialization, museums, sites of contestation, and human rights.

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This volume is of one of the most comprehensive in the field. Its three themes are critical for the study of culture and globalization with its condensation of space, time and memory. Heritage is the things from the past which people consider worth conserving and memorialising. Memory is the selective recall of significant cultural values and practices, especially in the context of migration and diaspora-formation. Identities are the self-definitions which individuals and groups construct for themselves and which heritage and memory have helped to shape. The essays explore the intersection between these three processes. They are learned, deeply researched and insightful, and the comparative range is impressive. The volume is certain to become a standard reference text for scholars and the general reader alike

Stuart Hall
Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the Open University

Anyone interested in the meaning of trans-national cultural life needs to read this book. As these essays disclose, the collective which remembers collectively today is now composed of men and women whose lives and families fragment with dizzying speed. That is why the terms memory, identity, and heritage matter so much. As a guide for the perplexed, this powerful assembly of essays contributes more than any other I know to disclosing and clarifying the complex spatial and temporal interactions governing cultural practices no longer confined to the nation state
Jay Winter
Charles J. Stille Professor of History, Yale University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780857023896
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 3/30/2011
  • Series: Cultures and Globalization Series
  • Pages: 440
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Helmut K. Anheier (Ph D, Yale) is Dean and Professor of
Sociology at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. He holds a chair of Sociology at Heidelberg University and serves as Academic Director of the Center for Social Investment. From 2001 to 2009, he was Professor of Public Policy and Social Welfare at UCLA's School of
Public Affairs and Centennial Professor at the London School of Economics.
Professor Anheier founded and directed the Centre for Civil Society at LSE and the Center for Civil Society at UCLA. Before embarking on an academic career,
he served as social affairs officer to the United Nations. He is currently researching the nexus between globalisation, civil society, and culture and is interested in policy analysis and methodological questions.

Yudhishthir Raj Isaris enjoying a second life as an academic, independent cultural advisor and public speaker, after a distinguished career with UNESCO. He is currently Professor of Cultural Policy Studies at The American University of
Paris, Maître de Conférence at Sciences
and visiting professor at other universities in Europe and the US. With Helmut K. Anheier, he is the founding co-editor of the Cultures and
Globalization Series.
In 2004-2008
he was president of the European arts and culture platform Culture Action Europe. He was a Trustee of the Institute of
International Visual Arts, London from 1994 to 2010 and Acting Chair, 2009-10;
he is also a board member of or advisor to other cultural organizations in
Europe, North America and Asia. He has been a consultant to the European Commission, the Organization of American
States (OAS), the European Cultural Foundation and the United Nations Special Unit for South-South Cooperation. Member of the International Council of Museums and the Indian National Trust for Art and
Cultural Heritage. At UNESCO from 1973
to 2003, he was notably Editor-in-Chief of the quarterly Museum
besides commissioning and editing a range of publications in the heritage field; Director of Cultural Policies and of the International Fund for the Promotion of Culture; in 1994-96, he was Executive Secretary of the
World Commission on Culture and Development.
In 1986-87, he served as the first Executive Director of the Aga Khan
Program for Islamic Architecture at Harvard University and MIT.

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Table of Contents

Foreword - Pierre Nora
Introduction - Yudhishthir Raj Isar, Dacia Viejo-Rose and Helmut K. Anheier
The Role of Narratives in Commemoration: Remembering as Mediated Action - James V. Wertsch and Doc M. Billingsley
UNESCO and Heritage: Global Doctrine, Global Practice - Yudhishthir Raj Isar
Destruction and Reconstruction of Heritage: Impacts on Memory and Identity - Dacia Viejo-Rose
The Political Economies of Heritage - Tim Winter
Unsettling the National: Heritage and Diaspora - Ien Ang
Territorialization and the Politics of Autochthony - Jean-Pierre Warnier
Grassroots Memorials as Sites of Heritage Creation - Cristina Sánchez-Carretero and Carmen Ortiz
Sites of Conscience: Heritage of and for Human Rights - Liz Ševčenko
'Not Just a Place': Culture Heritage and the Environment - Benjamin Morris
Regional Realities
Living Sacred Heritage and 'Authenticity' in South Asia - Jagath Weerasinghe
A Contested Site of Memory: The Preah Vihear Temple - Aurel Croissant and Paul W. Chambers
Memory and Identity as Elements of Heritage Tourism in Southern Africa - Susan Keitumetse, Laura Mc Atackney and Gobopaone Senata
Multiple Heritages, Multiple Identities: The Southwest Indian Ocean - Rosabelle Boswell
Remembering and Forgetting Communist Cultural Production - Dragan Klaic
Post-socialist Recollections: Identity and Memory in Former Yugoslavia - Zala Volcic
Contemporary Creativity and Heritage in Latin America - Lucina Jiménez López
Fields and Issues
The Manipulation of Memory and Heritage in Museums of Migration - Julie Thomas
Heritage, Memory, Debris: Sulukule, Don't Forget - Asu Aksoy and Kevin Robins
Knowing the City: Migrants Negotiating Materialities in Istanbul - Yael Navaro-Yashin
Divided Memories, Contested Histories: The Shifting Landscape in Japan - Akiko Hashimoto
Memorialization and the Rwandan Genocide: The Use of Theatre - Ananda Breed
Narrating Shared Identity - Brian Schiff, Carolina Porto de Andrade and Mathilde Toulemonde
Listening Voices: On Actualizing Memories - Esther Shalev-Gerz
Intangibles: Culture, Heritage and Identity - Henrietta L. Moore
From the Tower of Babel to the Ivory Tower - David Lowenthal

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