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The Ashgate Research Companion to Heritage and Identity

Edited by: Brian Graham , Peter Howard

Print publication date:  April  2008
Online publication date:  March  2016

Print ISBN: 9780754649229
eBook ISBN: 9781315613031
Adobe ISBN: 9781317043249

10.4324/9781315613031
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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.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Heritage and Identity Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The History of Heritage Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Heritage, Memory and Identity Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Personal and Public Histories: Issues in the Presentation of the Past Download PDF
Chapter  5:  ‘Natural’ Landscapes in the Representation of National Identity Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Heritage and ‘Race’ Download PDF
Chapter  7:  ‘We Are Here, Yet We Are Not Here’: The Heritage of Excluded Groups Download PDF
Chapter  8:  The Contestation of Heritage: The Enduring Importance of Religion Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Heritage from Below: Class, Social Protest and Resistance Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Heritage, Gender and Identity Download PDF
Chapter  11:  The Communication of Heritage: Creating Place Identities Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Place, Naming and the Interpretation of Cultural Landscapes Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Commemoration of War Download PDF
Chapter  14:  The Memorialization of Violence and Tragedy: Human Trauma as Heritage Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Conservation and Restoration in Built Heritage: A Western European Perspective Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Heritage Tourism: Conflicting Identities in the Modern World Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Museums and the Representation of Identity Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Plural and Multicultural Heritages Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Heritage Transformation in Central and Eastern Europe Download PDF
Chapter  20:  The Heritage of Post-colonial Societies Download PDF
Chapter  21:  The Contestation of Heritage: The Colonizer and the Colonized in Australia Download PDF
Chapter  22:  The Heritage of Mundane Places Download PDF
Chapter  23:  New Museologies and the Ecomuseum Download PDF
Chapter  24:  An Exploration of the Connections among Museums, Community and Heritage Download PDF
Chapter  25:  European Landscapes: Heritage, Participation and Local Communities Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Cultural Diversity, Heritage and Human Rights Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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