The Ashgate Research Companion to Heritage and Identity

The Ashgate Research Companion to Heritage and Identity

by Brian Graham, Peter Howard

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Overview

Heritage represents the meanings and representations conveyed in the present day upon artifacts, landscapes, mythologies, memories and traditions from the past. It is a key element in the shaping of identities, particularly in the context of increasingly multicultural societies. This Research Companion brings together an international team of authors to discuss the concepts, ideas and practices that inform the entwining of heritage and identity. They have assembled a wide geographical range of examples and interpret them through a number of disciplinary lenses that include geography, history, museum and heritage studies, archaeology, art history, history, anthropology and media studies. This outstanding companion offers scholars and graduate students a thoroughly up-to-date guide to current thinking and a comprehensive reference to this growing field.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781409487609
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Publication date: 11/28/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Brian Graham is Professor of Human Geography at the University of Ulster, UK. Peter Howard is Visiting Professor of Cultural Landscape at Bournemouth University, UK.


Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction: heritage and identity, Brian Graham and Peter Howard. Part I The Context of Heritage and Identity: The history of heritage, David C. Harvey; Heritage, memory and identity, Sara McDowell; Personal and public histories: issues in the presentation of the past, Hilda Kean. Part II Markers of Heritage and Identity: 'Natural' landscapes in the representation of national identity, Kenneth R. Olwig; Heritage and 'race', Jo Littler; 'We are here, yet we are not here': the heritage of excluded groups, Keld Buciek and Kristine Juul; The contestation of heritage: the enduring importance of religion, Rana P.B. Singh; Heritage from below: class, social protest and resistance, Iain J.M. Robertson; Heritage, gender and identity, Laurajane Smith. Part III Practices of Heritage and Identity: The communication of heritage: creating place identities, Peter Groote and Tialda Haartsen; Place, naming and the interpretation of cultural landscapes, Derek H. Alderman; Commemoration of war, Paul Gough; The memorialization of violence and tragedy: human trauma as heritage, G.J. Ashworth; Conservation and restoration in built heritage: a Western European perspective, Ascensión Hernández Martínez; Heritage tourism: conflicting identities in the modern world, Benjamin W. Porter; Museums and the representation of identity, Fiona McLean. Part IV The Challenges of a Postmodern and Post-colonial World: Plural and multicultural heritages, John E. Tunbridge; Heritage transformation in Central and Eastern Europe, Monika A. Murzyn; The heritage of post-colonial societies, Sabine Marschall; The contestation of heritage: the colonizer and the colonized in Australia, Roy Jones and Christina Birdsall-Jones; The heritage of mundane places, David Atkinson; New museologies and the ecomuseum, Peter Davis; An exploration of the connections among museums, community and heritage, Elizabeth Crooke; European landscapes: heritage, participation and local communities, Werner Krauss; Cultural diversity, heritage and human rights, William Logan; Index.


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