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Routledge Handbook of Heritage in Asia

Edited by: Patrick Daly , Tim Winter

Print publication date:  December  2011
Online publication date:  March  2012

Print ISBN: 9780415600453
eBook ISBN: 9780203156001
Adobe ISBN: 9781136582042

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This Handbook is the first major volume to examine the conservation of Asia’s culture and nature in relation to the wider social, political and economic forces shaping the region today.

Throughout Asia rapid economic and social change means the region’s heritage is at once under threat and undergoing a revival as never before. As societies look forward, competing forces ensure they re-visit the past and the inherited, with the conservation of nature and culture now driven by the broader agendas of identity politics, tradition, revival, rapid development, environmentalism and sustainability. In response to these new and important trends, the twenty three accessible chapters here go beyond sector specific analyses to examine heritage in inter-disciplinary and critically engaged terms, encompassing the natural and the cultural, the tangible and intangible. Emerging environmentalisms, urban planning, identity politics, conflict memorialization, tourism and biodiversity are among the topics covered here.

This path-breaking volume will be of particular interest to students and scholars working in the fields of heritage, tourism, archaeology, Asian studies, geography, anthropology, development, sociology, and cultural and postcolonial studies.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Heritage in Asia Download PDF
Chapter  2:  ‘Same Same but Different?’ Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The Unbearable Impermanence of Things Download PDF
Chapter  4:  From Multi-Religious Sites to Mono-Religious Monuments in South Asia Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Exoti Fication, Conservation and the History of Natural Heritage in Indonesia Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Beyond Band-Aids Download PDF
Chapter  7:  States, Governance and the Politics of Culture Download PDF
Chapter  8:  ‘Selecting the Refined and Discarding the Dross’ Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Legislating to Safeguard Asia’s Intangible Cultural Heritage Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Intangible Cultural Heritage and Peace Building in Indonesia and East Timor Download PDF
Chapter  11:  The Revitalisation of Khmer Ethnic Identity in Thailand Download PDF
Chapter  12:  A Political-Ecological Heritage of Resource Contest and Conflict Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Modernity, Socialism and Heritage in Asia Download PDF
Chapter  14:  War and Revolution as National Heritage Download PDF
Chapter  15:  The Politics of Loss and Nostalgia in Luang Prabang (Lao PDR) Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Rethinking Relationships Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Heritage Challenges in Asian Urban Cultural Landscape Settings Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Heritage and Modernity in India Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Anti-Superstition Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Globalisation and Sacred Adivasi Landscapes in Eastern India Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Shifting Pilgrim-Trails and Temple-Towns in India Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Asian Orientalism Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Fighting Modernity Download PDF
Part_II Download PDF
Part_IV Download PDF
Part_III Download PDF
Part_I Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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