The Politics Of World Heritage

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This collection of papers discuss World Trade Law and focus on the contested nature of World Heritage at sites as diverse as The Netherlands, Ellis Island (USA), post-colonial Mesoamerica, Cambodia, Fiji, Kyrgyzstan, and Vietnam. In addition, eight research notes explore heritage interpretation in the USA, Lebanon, Peru, Indonesia, Singapore, Tasmania and India.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781845410094
  • Publisher: Multilingual Matters Ltd.
  • Publication date: 2/25/2005
  • Series: Current Themes in Tourism Series, #2
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 196
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

David Harrison is Professor of Tourism, Culture and Development at the International Institute of Culture Tourism and Development, London Metropolitan University. Michael Hitchcock is Director of the International Institute of Culture Tourism and Development, London Metropolitan University.

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Table of Contents

Introduction : contested narratives in the domain of world heritage 1
World heritage as NIMBY? : the case of the Dutch part of the Wadden Sea 11
Huddled masses yearning to buy postcards : the politics of producing heritage at the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island national monument 23
Mundo Maya : from Cancun to city of culture : world heritage in post-colonial Mesoamerica 35
Landscape, memory and heritage : New Year celebrations at Angkor, Cambodia 50
Levuka, Fiji : contested heritage? 66
Post-colonial politics and resurgent heritage : the development of Kyrgyzstan's heritage tourism product 90
World trade law, culture, heritage and tourism : towards a holistic conceptual approach? 103
An observation station for culture and tourism in Vietnam : a forum for world heritage and public participation 119
The meanings and effectiveness of world heritage designation in the USA 132
Managing the cedars of Lebanon : botanical gardens or living forests? 137
Including the outsiders : the contribution of guides to integrated heritage tourism management in Cusco, Southern Peru 146
Locating global legacies in Tana Toraja, Indonesia 153
Global heritage and local problems : some examples from Indonesia 156
Creating and recreating heritage in Singapore 160
Wunderkammer 02 : an exhibition of art, craft and souvenirs from world heritage sites in Tasmania and far North Queensland 169
Elephanta Island : world heritage, cultural conservation and options for nature conservation 176
Afterword 181
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