Conflicting and competing claims over the actual and imagined use of land and seascapes are exacerbated on islands with high population density. The management of culture and heritage is particularly tested in island environments where space is finite and the population struggles to preserve cultural and natural assets in the face of the demands of the construction industry, immigration, high tourism and capital investment. Drawn from extreme island scenarios, the ten case studies in this volume review practices and policies for effective heritage management and offer rich descriptive and analytic material about land-use conflict. In addition, they point to interesting, new directions in which research, public policy and heritage management intersect.
About the Author
Godfrey Baldacchino is Canada Research Chair (Island Studies) at the University of Prince Edward Island, Canada; visiting professor of sociology at the University of Malta; and the Executive Editor of Island Studies Journal.
Table of Contents
List of Figures and Tables
List of Acronyms and Abbreviations
Foreword: Georgraphy at Risk
Mark B. Lapping
Preface: Geography, Land Use Conflict and Heritage Management: The Instructive Role of Densely Populated Islands
Introduction: Vantage Points: Observations on the Emotional Geographies of Heritage
Chapter 1. Prince Edward Island, Canada
Karen E. Lips
Chapter 2. Malta
Marguerite Camilleri, Monique Hili, Joseph Magro Conti, René Attard, Darrin Stevens, Marie Therese Gambin and Roberta Galea
Chapter 3. Guernsey, Channel Islands
Heather Sebire and Charles David
Chapter 4. Jersey, Channel Islands
John T. Renouf and Tim A. du Feu
Chapter 5. Corsica, France
Jean-Marie Furt, Marie-Antoinette Maupertuis and Dominique Prunetti
Chapter 6. Favignana, Italy
Chapter 7. Hawai'i, U.S.A.
Chapter 8. Majuro Atoll, Marshall Islands
Irene J. Taafaki, Caleb McClennen, Frank R. Thomas and John Bungitak
Chapter 9. The Bahamas
Heather Cover and Nicola Virgill
Chapter 10. San Andrés Island, Colombia
Marion Howard and Elizabeth Taylor
Conclusion: Lessons from Islands, or Islands as Miners' Canaries?
Stephen A. Royle
Notes on Contributors