Research into the ways in which the past is constructed and consumed in the present is now reaching a mature stage. This maturity derives from the general acceptance that heritage as a social and cultural construct is closely connected to the making and maintaining of identity at all spatial scales. This unique book contributes to the developing discourse by focusing on 'heritage from below' in a field where the literature on the relationship between heritage and identity has, rightly, been focused on national identity. Never before have the contemporary manifestations and the theoretical structuring framework of the idea of heritage from below been discussed in the depth offered by this book. The authors first establish the concept and then engage with the actual practice and practitioners of heritage from below in the UK, Europe, Australia and North America.
About the Author
Iain J.M. Robertson is Senior Lecturer, Heritage Management, University of Gloucestershire, UK
Table of ContentsContents: Introduction: heritage from below, Iain J.M. Robertson; Archaeological knowledge, animist knowledge, and appropriation of the ancient dead, Piotr Bienkowski; Rhetoric, place and performance: students and the heritage of the Scottish universities, 1880-1945, Catriona M.M. Macdonald; Consuming outlaws: the common good and heritage from below, Graham Seal; Under lines and sub verse: the heritage chronicled in unofficial poetry and verses from below, Graham Seal; Intimate knowledge: defining heritage from the inside, Elisabeth Skinner; From 'shackies' to silver nomads: coastal recreation and coastal heritage in Western Australia, Roy Jones and H. John Selwood; What's in a house? Heritage in the making on the south-western coast of Norway, Gunhild Setten; Commemorating nations' workers: the case of 'the Reesor Siding incident', Brian S. Osborne; Time-specific martyr or enduring symbol? Tom Edwards and Western Australian labour heritage 1919-2010, Roy Jones; The history of the transatlantic slave trade and heritage from below in action: guerrilla memorialisation in the era of bicentennial commemoration, Alan Rice; Index.
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