Uses of Heritage

Author: Laurajane Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134368038

Category: Art

Page: 368

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Examining international case studies including USA, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Laurajane Smith identifies and explores the use of heritage throughout the world. Challenging the idea that heritage value is self-evident, and that things must be preserved because they have an inherent importance, Smith forcefully demonstrates that heritage value is not inherent in physical objects or places, but rather that these objects and places are used to give tangibility to the values that underpin different communities and to assert and affirm these values. A practically grounded accessible examination of heritage as a cultural practice, The Uses of Heritage is global in its benefit to students and field professionals alike.
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Uses of Heritage

Author: Laurajane Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0203602269

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

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Examining international case studies including USA, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Laurajane Smith identifies and explores the use of heritage throughout the world. Challenging the idea that heritage value is self-evident, and that things must be preserved because they have an inherent importance, Smith forcefully demonstrates that heritage value is not inherent in physical objects or places, but rather that these objects and places are used to give tangibility to the values that underpin different communities and to assert and affirm these values. A practically grounded accessible examination of heritage as a cultural practice, The Uses of Heritage is global in its benefit to students and field professionals alike.
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A Geography of Heritage

Author: Brian Graham,Greg Ashworth,John Tunbridge

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317836243

Category: Science

Page: 284

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The concept of heritage relates to the ways in which contemporary society uses the past as a social, political or economic resource. However, heritage is open to interpretation and its value may be perceived from differing perspectives - often reflecting divisions in society. Moreover, the schism between the cultural and economic uses of heritage also gives rise to potential conflicts of interest. Examining these issues in depth, this book is the first sustained attempt to integrate the study of heritage into contemporary human geography. It is structured around three themes: the diversity of use and consumption of heritage as a multi-sold cultural and economic resource; the conflicts and tensions arising from this multiplicity of uses, producers and consumers; and the relationship between heritage and identity at a variety of scales.
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Development and Design of Heritage Sensitive Sites

Strategies for Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas

Author: Kenneth Williamson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136948325

Category: Architecture

Page: 216

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This is the first book to provide readers with the skills to assess development potential from a holistic standpoint. Until now, architectural books on conservation matters have focused on preservation at a strategic level and restoration at a technical level. This book offers the architect, developer or planner the rules and tools needed to gauge development prospects in an objective and comprehensive manner. Written by an expert in the field it provides the reader with: the latest legislation relating to heritage in the UK insight into local planning authorities and government advisory boards basic strategies for approaching developments an understanding of the options available for developing a heritage site illustrative case studies to highlight strategy successes. This book is a one-stop-shop for any professional or student working in, or learning about, development in heritage environments.
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Valuing Historic Environments

Author: Dr John Pendlebury,Dr Lisanne Gibson

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409488144

Category: Science

Page: 234

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This volume brings together an interdisciplinary team of leading scholars to discuss frameworks of value in relation to the preservation of historic environments. Starting from the premise that heritage values are culturally and historically constructed, the book examines the effects of pluralist frameworks of value on how preservation is conceived. It questions the social and economic consequences of constructions of value and how to balance a responsive, democratic conception of heritage with the pressure to deliver on social and economic objectives. It also describes the practicalities of managing the uncertainty and fluidity of the widely varying conceptions of heritage.
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Heritage, Museums and Galleries

An Introductory Reader

Author: Gerard Corsane

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415289450

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 392

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Bringing the reader the very best of modern scholarship from the heritage community, this comprehensive reader outlines and explains the many diverse issues that have been identified and brought to the fore in the field of heritage, museums and galleries over the past couple of decades. The volume is divided into four parts: presents overviews and useful starting points for critical reflection focuses more specifically on selected issues of significance, looking particularly at the museum's role and responsibilities in the postmodern and postcolonial world concentrates on issues related to cultural heritage and tourism dedicated to public participation in heritage, museum and gallery processes and activities. The book provides an ideal starting point for those coming to the study of museums and galleries for the first time.
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Intangible Cultural Heritage in International Law

Author: Lucas Lixinski

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0199679509

Category: Law

Page: 296

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Intangible cultural heritage is the traditional practices, expressions, knowledge, and skills that form part of a community's culture. It is protected by a 2003 UNESCO Convention, and by several regional and national instruments. This book analyses its legal protection, including from within human rights, intellectual property, and contract law.
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The Palgrave Handbook of Contemporary Heritage Research

Author: E. Waterton,S. Watson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113729356X

Category: History

Page: 586

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This book explores heritage from a wide range of perspectives and disciplines and in doing so provides a distinctive and deeply relevant survey of the field as it is currently researched, understood and practiced around the world.
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A Geography of Heritage

Power, Culture and Economy

Author: Brian J. Graham,Gregory John Ashworth,J. E. Tunbridge

Publisher: Hodder Arnold

ISBN: 9780340677797

Category: Social Science

Page: 284

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This new textbook explores the various components of heritage: how it may be defined, who it belongs to, and its diverse cultural and economic roles and uses. Although heritage is a concept which has inspired considerable literature, there is currently no existing overview which places heritage in a geographical perspective. By applying the subject to the study of contemporary human geography, the authors examine the social and political tensions which result from conflicting interests relating to the production and consumption of heritage. Studying heritage at a variety of scales ranging from the global to the local, this book draws upon examples and case studies from around the world. It is the first book to integrate studies of heritage from other areas such as tourism, cultural and economic geography into one whole, comprehensive treatment.
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Managing Cultural Heritage

An International Research Perspective

Author: Luca Zan,Sara Bonini Baraldi,Maria Lusiani,Daniel Shoup,Paolo Ferri,Federica Onofri

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472440382

Category: Art

Page: 256

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Heritage as a field of research and collective action has emerged only in the last 40 years, spurred by the 1972 Unesco World Heritage Convention. Conservation was the touchstone discipline of the field, but the highly interdisciplinary nature of heritage has brought in a wide diversity of perspectives that has sometimes posed challenges to mutual understanding. Since the 1990s, heritage studies has emerged as a distinct academic field, and practices and rhetoric drawn from mainstream corporate management and strategic planning have become widespread. Based on fifteen years of field work done by a group of scholars at the Department of Management, University of Bologna, this book is an in-depth investigation of management practices rather than policies, based on a variety of case studies from around the world. The authors take the issue of management in heritage seriously, but also take into account the role of other disciplines within heritage organizations. In particular, they focus on sustainability in terms of financial resources, human resources, knowledge management, and the relationship with the audience and communities of scholars. The book opens with a methodological introduction that discusses what it means to do research on management, and why international comparative research is essential. The body of the text engages issues of heritage and management through five distinct analytical lenses: management and the process of change, institutional settings and business models, change and planning, the Heritage Chain, and the space between policy and practice. Each of these five sections includes a chapter introducing the analytical framework and possible implications, followed by case histories from China, Italy, Malta, Turkey, and Peru. The book ends with a chapter of concluding reflections.
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