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Global Heritage: A Reader

Global Heritage: A Reader

Lynn Meskell (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-76886-0 June 2015 Wiley-Blackwell 288 Pages


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Examines the social, cultural and ethical dimensions of heritage research and practice, and the underlying international politics of protecting cultural and natural resources around the globe.

  • Focuses on ethnographic and embedded perspectives, as well as a commitment to ethical engagement
  • Appeals to a broad audience, from archaeologists to heritage professionals, museum curators to the general public
  • The contributors comprise an outstanding team, representing some of the most prominent scholars in this broad field, with a combination of senior and emerging scholars, and an emphasis on international contributions

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Notes on Contributors viii

Introduction: Globalizing Heritage 1
Lynn Meskell

1 UNESCO and New World Orders 22
Lynn Meskell and Christoph Brumann

2 Neoliberalism, Heritage Regimes, and Cultural Rights 43
Rosemary J. Coombe and Lindsay M. Weiss

3 Civil Societies? Heritage Diplomacy and Neo-Imperialism 70
Morag M. Kersel and Christina Luke

4 Bridging Cultural and Natural Heritage 94
Denis Byrne and Gro Birgit Ween

5 Communities and Ethics in the Heritage Debates 112
Chip Colwell and Charlotte Joy

6 Heritage Management and Conservation: From Colonization to Globalization 131
Webber Ndoro and Gamini Wijesuriya

7 Heritage and Violence 150
Alfredo González-Ruibal and Martin Hall

8 Urban Heritage and Social Movements 171
Chiara De Cesari and Michael Herzfeld

9 Sustainable Development: Heritage, Community, Economics 196
Sophia Labadi and Peter G. Gould

10 Transnationalism and Heritage Development 217
Kathryn Lafrenz Samuels and Ian Lilley

11 Heritage and Tourism 240
Noel B. Salazar and Yujie Zhu

Index 259