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Places That Count offers professionals within the field of cultural resource management (CRM) valuable practical advice on dealing with traditional cultural properties (TCPs). Responsible for coining the term to describe places of community-based cultural importance, Thomas King now revisits this subject to instruct readers in TCP site identification, documentation, and management. With more than 30 years of experience at working with communities on such sites, he identifies common issues of contention and methods of resolving them through consultation and other means. Through the extensive use of examples, from urban ghettos to Polynesian ponds to Mount Shasta, TCPs are shown not to be limited simply to American Indian burial and religious sites, but include a wide array of valued locations and landscapes—the United States and worldwide. This is a must-read for anyone involved in historical preservation, cultural resource management, or community development.

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Editorial Reviews

Darby Stapp
As a cultural resource manager who has worked and struggled with Traditional Cultural Properties for years, Tom King's new book puts many of my past experiences into perspective and provided new ideas and insights for future practice. Anyone responsible for managing and protecting TCPs will find King's compassionate and pragmatic perspectives to be both interesting and valuable.
University Of Nevada, Reno - Don Fowler
Places that Count aims to help members of the heritage preservation community understand and recognize traditional cultural places in all their kaleidoscopic and culturally variegated forms. This volume is an elegant and eloquent presentation of preservation laws and regulations, coupled with King’s philosophical ruminations about how they might have been, and might yet be, better used in the interests of everyone concerned with historic preservation of places and the multiplicity of meanings attached thereto. King knows preservation laws and regulations perhaps better than any one in the country, and is keenly aware that, in the end, both are matters of (often contested) interpretation. We would do well, in the interests of heritage preservation in general and traditional cultural places in particular, to listen to and act upon—what he has to tell us.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780759100718
  • Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 10/1/2003
  • Series: Heritage Resource Management Series, #5
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.09 (w) x 9.15 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Meet the Author

Thomas F. King has worked in historic preservation since the mid-1960's as an academic, a contractor, and a government official. During 1977-79 he organized historic preservation programs in the islands of Micronesia, and from 1979-88 he oversaw Section 106 review for the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. He is the author of Cultural Resource Laws and Practice: An Introductory Guide (AltaMira Press, 1998) and Federal Planning and Historic Places: The Section 106 Practice (AltaMira Press,2000) and many other book, articles, and monographs.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Getting Started with TCPs 1
Ch. 2 How Did TCPs Come into Our Vernacular? A Personal Perspective 21
Ch. 3 TCPs in Broader Perspective: Examples from Far and Wide 45
Ch. 4 And Closer to Home 65
Ch. 5 TCPs in Broader Perspective: Theoretical and Synthesizing Perspectives 81
Ch. 6 What Makes a TCP? 99
Ch. 7 Bulletin 38 Revisited: Identifying TCPs 129
Ch. 8 Bulletin 38 Revisited: Evaluating Eligibility 157
Ch. 9 Beyond Identification: Managing Effects 183
Ch. 10 Beyond Bulletin 38: Managing TCPs Themselves 209
Ch. 11 Consultation 233
Ch. 12 Some TCP Issues 255
Ch. 13 A View from the Hill 277
Bibliography 297
Index 321
About the Author 335
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