Heritage Studies: Stories in the Making

Heritage Studies: Stories in the Making


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Heritage Studies: Stories in the Making by Meghan Bowe

In recent years, heritage has grown by leaps and bounds, beyond the reach of the conservation of monuments and into the realms of economic growth, community development and human rights. But how have shifts in the meaning of heritage changed its study? And how will heritage continue to evolve in the future? Heritage Studies: Stories in the Making, an edited collection developed from a conference at the McDonald Institute of Archaeology, University of Cambridge, attempts to respond to these questions by charting developing trends over decades of heritage scholarship. This volume presents a snapshot of the field today, addressing the influence of new thinking on heritage, and its current and future trajectories. Should heritage be viewed as a resource to be cashed in on, or a tool for political engagement and representation? Or should heritage be seen as it first was, as the significant remains of the past? At a turning point in the study of heritage, this volume explores the complex ways in which we use the past to construct meaning in the present. Above all, Heritage Studies: Stories in the Making aims to arm readers-theoretically and methodologically-to participate in the much needed debates facing the heritage world today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781443848657
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Publication date: 08/01/2013
Pages: 190
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Meghan Bowe is a PhD student in the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge. Her research examines post-conflict reconstruction and cultural heritage. Meghan was co-coordinator of the Heritage Research Group Cambridge and editor of the Cambridge Heritage Bulletin. Bianca Carpeneti earned her BA in Archaeology and Classics at Stanford University, where she subsequently worked with the REVS Program, researching 20th-century automotive history. She was a 2011 Gates Cambridge scholar, during which time she completed an MPhil in Archaeology. She is currently teaching and volunteering at the Alaska State Museum. Ian Dull is an independent researcher based in Paris, where he also works with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre. His research focuses on the relationships of modernist architecture to heritage and modernity, and its re-interpretation post-genocide in Cambodia. Previously, he studied at the University of Cambridge, and worked as an architectural researcher and conservator. Jessie Lipkowitz is an independent researcher focusing on the intersection of Heritage, Archaeology and Law. After completing her MPhil in Archaeology she was a graduate student instructor and researcher for the University of Michigan. She currently works for both her Alma Maters, the University of Cambridge and the University of Michigan, and volunteers for the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations vii

List of Tables ix

List of Abbreviations xi

Acknowledgements xiii

Preface Marie Louise Stig Sørensen xv

Introduction: Sketching Heritage Studies Ian Dull 1

Part I Thinking About Heritage

Chapter 1 Approches to Heritage Management in the Contested City of Jerusalem Britt Baillie 19

Chapter 2 Whose Development? Challenges of Development in Urban Centres Shadia Taha 51

Part II Heritage as Process

Chapter 3 From Potential Disposal to Research Phenomenon: Nemi in the New Millennium Ann Inscker 75

Chapter 4 Museum Exhibit Curation as a Heritage Process: Curating Bermuda's Underwater Cultural Heritage Charlotte Andrews 95

Part III Heritage as Agenda

Chapter 5 Heritage Management: Using Monuments for Contemporary Cultural Activities Maria Kagiadaki 115

Chapter 6 Rock Art Heritage and the (Re)negotiation of Post-colonial Identities Jamie Hampson 141

Conclusion 171

Contributors 177

Index 181

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