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A Companion to Heritage Studies




A Companion to Heritage Studies

William Logan (Editor), Máiréad Nic Craith (Editor), Ullrich Kockel (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-48666-5 October 2015 Wiley-Blackwell 624 Pages

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A Companion to Heritage Studies is a comprehensive, state-of-the-art survey of the interdisciplinary study of cultural heritage.

  • Outlines the key themes of research, including cultural preservation, environmental protection, world heritage and tourism, ethics, and human rights
  • Accessibly organized into a substantial framework-setting essay by the editors followed by three sections on expanding, using and abusing, and recasting heritage
  • Provides a cutting-edge guide to emerging trends in the field that is that is global in scope, cross-cultural in focus and critical in approach
  • Features contributions from an international array of scholars, including some with extensive experience in heritage practice through UNESCO World Heritage Centre, ICOMOS, and national heritage systems

List of Figures and Tables x

Notes on Contributors xiii

Acknowledgements xix

List of Abbreviations xx


1 The New Heritage Studies: Origins and Evolution, Problems and Prospects 1
William Logan, Ullrich Kockel, and Máiréad Nic Craith

Part I Expanding Heritage 27

2 Heritage Places: Evolving Conceptions and Changing Forms 29
Neil A. Silberman

3 From Folklore to Intangible Heritage 41
Kristin Kuutma

4 Cultural Heritage and Intellectual Property: Convergence, Divergence, and Interface 55
Folarin Shyllon

5 Intangible Heritage and Embodiment: Japan's Influence on Global Heritage Discourse 69
Natsuko Akagawa

6 The Politics of Heritage in the Land of Food and Wine 87
Marion Demossier

7 (Re)visioning the Ma'ohi Landscape of Marae Taputapuatea, French Polynesia: World Heritage and Indigenous Knowledge Systems in the Pacific Islands 101
Anita Smith

8 The Kingdom of Death as a Heritage Site: Making Sense of Auschwitz 115
Jonathan Webber

9 The Memory of the World and its Hidden Facets 133
Anca Claudia Prodan

10 African Indigenous Heritage in Colonial and Postcolonial Museums: The Case of the Batwa of Africa's Great Lakes Region 146
Maurice Mugabowagahunde

Part II Using and Abusing Heritage 161

11 Valuing the Past, or, Untangling the Social, Political, and Economic Importance of Cultural Heritage Sites 163
Brenda Trofanenko

12 Cultural Heritage under the Gaze of International Tourism Marketing Campaigns 176
Helaine Silverman and Richard W. Hallett

13 Heritagescaping and the Aesthetics of Refuge: Challenges to Urban Sustainability 189
Tim Winter

14 Cultural Heritage as a Strategy for Social Needs and Community Identity 203
Keir Reeves and Gertjan Plets

15 Heritage in the Digital Age 215
Maria Economou

16 World Heritage and National Hegemony: The Discursive Formation of Chinese Political Authority 229
Haiming Yan

17 War Museums and Memory Wars in Contemporary Poland 243
Julie Fedor

18 Heritage in an Expanded Field: Reconstructing Bridge-ness in Mostar 254
Andrea Connor

19 Heritage Under Fire: Lessons from Iraq for Cultural Property Protection 268
Benjamin Isakhan

20 The Intentional Destruction of Heritage: Bamiyan and Timbuktu 280
Christian Manhart

21 Heritage and the Politics of Cultural Obliteration: The Case of the Andes 295
O. Hugo Benavides

Part III Recasting Heritage 307

22 The Economic Feasibility of Heritage Preservation 309
Ron van Oers

23 UNESCO and Cultural Heritage: Unexpected Consequences 322
Christina Cameron

24 The Limits of Heritage: Corporate Interests and Cultural Rights on Resource Frontiers 337
Rosemary J. Coombe and Melissa F. Baird

25 Indigenous Peoples' Rights and the World Heritage Convention 355
Stefan Disko

26 UNESCO, the World Heritage Convention, and Africa: The Practice and the Practitioners 373
George Okello Abungu

27 World Heritage Sites in Africa: What Are the Benefits of Nomination and Inscription? 392
Webber Ndoro

28 Heritage in the ""Asian Century"": Responding to Geopolitical Change 410
Zeynep Aygen and William Logan

29 (Re-)Building Heritage: Integrating Tangible and Intangible 426
Máiréad Nic Craith and Ullrich Kockel

30 The Elephant in the Room: Heritage, Affect, and Emotion 443
Laurajane Smith and Gary Campbell

31 Cross-Cultural Encounters and ""Difficult Heritage"" on the Thai-Burma Railway: An Ethics of Cosmopolitanism rather than Practices of Exclusion 461
Andrea Witcomb

32 Heritage and Cosmopolitanism 479
Lynn Meskell

33 ""Putting Broken Pieces Back Together"": Reconciliation, Justice, and Heritage in Post-Conflict Situations 491
Patrick Daly and Benjamin Chan

34 Achieving Dialogue through Transnational World Heritage Nomination: The Case of the Silk Roads 507
Ona Vileikis

35 World Heritage: Alternative Futures 522
Britta Rudolff and Kristal Buckley

36 Challenges for International Cultural Heritage Law 541
Ana Filipa Vrdoljak

37 The New Heritage Studies and Education, Training, and Capacity-Building 557
William Logan and Gamini Wijesuriya

Index 574