The Heritage Reader

Author: Graham J. Fairclough

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780415372855

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 580

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Leading experts in the field from Europe, North America and Australia bring together geographically and thematically diverse case studies, to examine the theoretical framework for heritage resource management.

The Heritage of War

Author: Martin Gegner,Bart Ziino

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136673830

Category: Art

Page: 288

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The Heritage of War is an interdisciplinary study of the ways in which heritage is mobilized in remembering war, and in reconstructing landscapes, political systems and identities after conflict. It examines the deeply contested nature of war heritage in a series of places and contexts, highlighting the modes by which governments, communities, and individuals claim validity for their own experiences of war, and the meanings they attach to them. From colonizing violence in South America to the United States’ Civil War, the Second World War on three continents, genocide in Rwanda and continuing divisions in Europe and the Middle East, these studies bring us closer to the very processes of heritage production. The Heritage of War uncovers the histories of heritage: it charts the constant social and political construction of heritage sites over time, by a series of different agents, and explores the continuous reworking of meaning into the present. What are the forces of contingency, agency and political power that produce, define and sustain the heritage of war? How do particular versions of the past and particular identities gain legitimacy, while others are marginalised? In this book contributors explore the active work by which heritage is produced and reproduced in a series of case studies of memorialization, battlefield preservation, tourism development, private remembering and urban reconstruction. These are the acts of making sense of war; they are acts that continue long after violent conflict itself has ended.

The Heritage Theatre

Globalisation and Cultural Heritage

Author: Marlite Halbertsma

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 144383078X

Category: Art

Page: 255

View: 3368


The Heritage Theatre is a book about cultural heritage and globalisation. Cultural heritage is the stage on which the global community, smaller communities and individuals play out their similarities and differences, their identities and singularities. Cultural heritage forms an implicit cultural code governing the relationship between parts and the whole, individuals and communities, communities and outsiders, as well as the relationship between communities and the world as a whole. Cultural heritage, by way of its producers, its products and its audience, presents an image of the world and its inner coherence. The subjects in this book range from places as distant from each other as Dar-es-Salaam, Jakarta, Amsterdam, Le Creusot, Trinidad, Brazzaville, Bremerhaven, New York and Prague, and deal with themes such as wayang, Kylie Minogue, airports and heritage, modernist architecture in Africa and the impact of DNA research on the concept of roots. The volume is based on papers presented at a conference organised by the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication of Erasmus University Rotterdam. The authors have backgrounds in cultural studies, art history, anthropology, museum studies, sociology, tourist studies and history.

Mapping Vilnius. Transitions of Post-socialist Urban Spaces

Author: N.A

Publisher: VDA leidykla

ISBN: 6094472160

Category: Architecture

Page: 314

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Mapping Vilnius is the first book in a series promoting Critical Urbanism as a way of analyzing the changing relationships between citizens, the state and the international context in shaping urban spaces in Central- and Eastern Europe. In this participatory research into two districts of the Lithuanian capital, Vilnius, mapping is used as a process-oriented technique to visualize these relationships in transition. It book was edited by the Laboratory of Critical Urbanism at the European Humanities University in Vilnius. Among the authors are Felix Ackermann, Vaiva Andriušytė, Philip Boos, Benjamin Cope, Dalia Čiupalaitė, Inga Freimane, Elisa Gerbsch, Tomas Grunskis, Max Hellriegel, Alina Jablonskaya, Justas Juzėnas, Anu Kägu, Andrei Karpeka, Yagmur Koreli, Miodrag Kuč, Siarhei Liubimau, Miglė Paužaitė, Indre Ruseckaitė, Tomáš Samec, Aliaksandra Smirnova, Kamilė Užpalytė, Gerda Vaitkevičiūtė, Kotryna Valiukevičiūtė, Clemens Weise, Lennart Wiesiolek

What is heritage?

Author: The Open University

Publisher: The Open University

ISBN: 1473009391


Page: N.A

View: 5879


This 10-hour free course explored the concept of heritage and the role of heritage in both past and contemporary societies.

Sites, Bodies and Stories

Imagining Indonesian History

Author: Susan Legêne,Bambang Purwanto,Henk Schulte Nordholt

Publisher: NUS Press

ISBN: 9971698579

Category: History

Page: 312

View: 9520


Sites, Bodies and Stories examines the intimate links between history and heritage as they have developed in postcolonial Indonesia. Sites discussed in the book include Borobudur in Central Java, a village in Flores built around megalithic formations, and ancestral houses in Alor. Bodies refers to legacies of physical anthropology, exhibition practices and Hollywood movies. The Stories are accounts of the Mambesak movement in Papua, the inclusion of wayang puppetry in UNESCO s List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, and subaltern history as written by the people of Blambangan in their search for national heroes. Throughout the book, citizenship entitlement figures as a leitmotif in heritage initiatives. Contemporary heritage formation in Indonesia is intrinsically linked to a canon of Indonesian art and culture developed during Dutch colonial rule, institutionalized within Indonesia's heritage infrastructure and in the Netherlands, and echoed in museums and exhibitions throughout the world. The authors in this volume acknowledge colonial legacies but argue against a colonial determinism, considering instead how contemporary heritage initiatives can lead to new interpretations of the past.

The Heritage of Talkeetna

Author: Roberta Sheldon

Publisher: Publication Consultants

ISBN: 1594339023

Category: History

Page: 192

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Heritage of Talkeetna focus is on the people. From its beginning, Talkeetna seems to have been a lure for people noted for their character, individualism, sense of independence, and humor. This pattern remains true today, and in a thoughtful sense might almost be identified as an ongoing legacy. Despite tough, often harsh lives certain people remained for many years, providing durable threads that strengthened and maintained the fabric of the village. These people, their perseverance, and the manner in which they conducted their lives, shaped the character of what has become Talkeetna's special heritage. The reader will find that a substantial amount of activity in these pages occurs in the Yentna River and Cache Creek areas, which contributed no small amount to Talkeetna's past. People that trapped, prospected and mined in those areas relied on Talkeetna as a supply and service point, but perhaps more importantly, Talkeetna relied on the trade these activities provided. It was a symbiotic relationship, inseparable from the story of Talkeetna.