Heritage Book


  • Author : Rodney Harrison
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 268
  • ISBN 10 : 9780415591959

Heritage Book Description :

Historic sites, memorials, national parks, museumsewe live in an age in which heritage is ever-present. But what does it mean to live amongst the spectral traces of the past, the heterogeneous piling up of historic materials in the present? How did heritage grow from the concern of a handful of enthusiasts and specialists in one part of the world to something which is considered to be universally cherished? And what concepts and approaches are necessary to understanding this global obsession? Over the decades, since the adoption of the World Heritage Convention, various e~crisese(tm) of definition have significantly influenced the ways in which heritage is classified, perceived and managed in contemporary global societies. Taking an interdisciplinary approach to the many tangible and intangible e~thingse(tm) now defined as heritage, this book attempts simultaneously to account for this global phenomenon and the industry which has grown up around it, as well as to develop a e~toolkit of conceptse(tm) with which it might be studied. In doing so, it provides a critical account of the emergence of heritage studies as an interdisciplinary field of academic study. This is presented as part of a broader examination of the function of heritage in late modern societies, with a particular focus on the changes which have resulted from the globalisation of heritage during the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Developing new theoretical approaches and innovative models for more dialogically democratic heritage decision making processes, Heritage: Critical Approaches unravels the relationship between heritage and the experience of late modernity, whilst reorienting heritage so that it might be more productively connected with other pressing social, economic, political and environmental issues of our time.

Interpreting Our Heritage Book
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Interpreting Our Heritage

  • Author : Freeman Tilden
  • Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
  • Release Date : 1967
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN 10 : 0807840165

Interpreting Our Heritage Book Description :

Every year millions of Americans visit national parks and monuments, state and municipal parks, battlefield areas, historic houses, and museums. By means of guided tours, exhibits, and signs, visitors to these areas receive a very special kind of educatio

The Ashgate Research Companion to Heritage and Identity Book

The Ashgate Research Companion to Heritage and Identity

  • Author : Brian J. Graham
  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 461
  • ISBN 10 : 0754649229

The Ashgate Research Companion to Heritage and Identity Book Description :

Heritage represents the meanings and representations conveyed in the present day upon artefacts, 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.

Cultural Heritage and Human Rights Book

Cultural Heritage and Human Rights

  • Author : Helaine Silverman
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2008-10-14
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 206
  • ISBN 10 : 9780387765792

Cultural Heritage and Human Rights Book Description :

Is there a universal right to the free expression and preservation of cultural heritage, and if so, where is that right articulated and how can it be protected? No corner of today’s world has escaped the effects of globalization – for better or worse. This volume addresses a deeply political aspect of heritage preservation and management as it relates to human rights.

Heritage Language Programs in Canadian School Boards Book

Heritage Language Programs in Canadian School Boards

  • Author : Canadian Education Association
  • Publisher : Canadian Education Association
  • Release Date : 1991
  • Genre: Educational surveys Canada
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN 10 : 0920315461

Heritage Language Programs in Canadian School Boards Book Description :

The report, based on a survey of 120 schools boards across Canada, begins with an overview of provincial legislation, regulations, policy, and funding for heritage language instruction. A province-by-province look at local school board programs examines scheduling, teacher certification, professional development, community involvement, transportation, cultural components, and pupil, teacher and parent satisfaction with the programs. An outline of teacher training in heritage languages is included, as are sample policies and curriculum guidelines received from the boards polled.

The Bront  s Book

The Bront s

  • Author : Miriam Allott
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages : 475
  • ISBN 10 : 0415134617

The Bront s Book Description :

The Critical Heritage gathers together a large body of critical sources on major figures in literature. Each volume presents contemporary responses to a writer's work, enabling students and researchers to read for themselves, for example, comments on early performances of Shakespeare's plays, or reactions to the first publication of Jane Austen's novels. The carefully selected sources range from landmark essays in the history of criticism to journalism and contemporary opinion, and little published documentary material such as letters and diaries. Significant pieces of criticism from later periods are also included, in order to demonstrate the fluctuations in an author's reputation. Each volume contains an introduction to the writer's published works, a selected bibliography, and an index of works, authors and subjects. The Collected Critical Heritage set will be available as a set of 68 volumes and the series will also be available in mini sets selected by period (in slipcase boxes) and as individual volumes.y

The Politics of World Heritage Book

The Politics of World Heritage

  • Author : David Harrison
  • Publisher : Channel View Publications
  • Release Date : 2005-01-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 186
  • ISBN 10 : 1845410092

The Politics of World Heritage Book Description :

This collection of papers discuss World Trade Law and focus on the contested nature of World Heritage at sites as diverse as The Netherlands, Ellis Island (USA), post-colonial Mesoamerica, Cambodia, Fiji, Kyrgyzstan, and Vietnam. In addition, eight research notes explore heritage interpretation in the USA, Lebanon, Peru, Indonesia, Singapore, Tasmania and India.

European Heritage  Planning and Management Book

European Heritage Planning and Management

  • Author : Peter Howard
  • Publisher : Intellect Books
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 158
  • ISBN 10 : 1841500054

European Heritage Planning and Management Book Description :

This book provides students with an advanced level course in the nature and scope of Heritage, its relationship to history and culture and its political, social and economic uses in contemporary society. The first book to have this coverage, it presents a fresh approach, giving unparalled student accessibility on the different aspects of heritage." "While this is a broad view of the field and its management that contains exercises and bibliographies, European Heritage Planning and Management shows itself to be more than a course book as it is no less significant for practitioners both within and outside the European boundary.

Heritage  Museums and Galleries Book

Heritage Museums and Galleries

  • Author : Gerard Corsane
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN 10 : 0415289459

Heritage Museums and Galleries Book Description :

This reader provides a starting point and introductory resource for anyone wishing to engage with certain key issues relating to the heritage, museums and galleries sector.

Valuing Cultural Heritage Book

Valuing Cultural Heritage

  • Author : S. Navrud (ed.)
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release Date : 2002-01-01
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 1843765454

Valuing Cultural Heritage Book Description :

What value do we place on our cultural heritage, and to what extent should we preserve historic and culturally important sites and artefacts from the ravages of weather, pollution, development and use by the general public? This innovative book attempts t

Consuming Tradition  Manufacturing Heritage Book
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Consuming Tradition Manufacturing Heritage

  • Author : Nezar AlSayyad
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN 10 : 0415239419

Consuming Tradition Manufacturing Heritage Book Description :

This book reintroduces the idea of the city as a territorial concept. The use of the built environment as a lens will place globalization debates in the specific context of national, regional and local expression.

Avicenna and His Heritage Book
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Avicenna and His Heritage

  • Author : Jules L. Janssens
  • Publisher : Leuven University Press
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 341
  • ISBN 10 : 9058672093

Avicenna and His Heritage Book Description :

Ibn Sina, known in the West as Avicenna, may be considered to be a major figure of the history of Arabo-Islamic philosophy, medicine and science. His influence was substantial and enduring, not only in the Islamic world, but also in medieval Christian-Latin and Jewish circles. This volume includes contributions of eminent scholars in very different fields of Avicenna's thought and influence. New insights are offered inter alia on the different ways of reception of his philosophy in the Islamic East or, more specifically, in Isma'ili thought, or in the great Shi'ite Iranian thinker, i.e., Mullah Sadra; on a recently—thus far unknown—treatise on ethics; on the phenomenon of pseudepigraphica related to Avicenna; on several innovative ideas in Avicenna's logic, physics, metaphysics and zoology; on the difficult issue of hendyades in the Avicenna Latinus; on Albert the Great's probable knowledge of Avicenna's Preface to the latter's opus magnum; on William of Auvergne's and Duns Scotus' critical use of Avicennian ideas in several aspects of their philosophy; on the significance of Avicenna for such particular doctrines as that of relation in Henry of Ghent or of evil in Thomas of Aquinas; on Avicenna's direct or indirect influence on medieval Jewish philosophy, and, more particularly, on Maimonides; on the place of Avicenna's medical thought in the Arabo-Islamic tradition and on the way it was dealt with in medieval Europe. Herewith, a serious basis is laid for a better understanding of Avicenna's thought and its spread.

Marketing Heritage Book
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Marketing Heritage

  • Author : Yorke M. Rowan
  • Publisher : Rowman Altamira
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 315
  • ISBN 10 : 0759103429

Marketing Heritage Book Description :

Within this volume, original case studies from well-know heritage sites in Cambodia, Israel, England, Mexico, and North America are presented to address the complex interaction between archaeology and nationalist, political, and commercial policies.

Challenges to Identifying and Managing Intangible Cultural Heritage in Mauritius  Zanzibar and Seychelles Book

Challenges to Identifying and Managing Intangible Cultural Heritage in Mauritius Zanzibar and Seychelles

  • Author : Rosabelle Boswell
  • Publisher : African Books Collective
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 93
  • ISBN 10 : 9782869782150

Challenges to Identifying and Managing Intangible Cultural Heritage in Mauritius Zanzibar and Seychelles Book Description :

Africa is richly blessed with cultural and natural heritage, key resources for nation building and development. Unfortunately, heritage is not being systematically researched or recognised, denying Africans the chance to learn about and benefit from heritage initiatives. This book offers a preliminary discussion of factors challenging the management of intangible cultural heritage in the African communities of Zanzibar, Mauritius and Seychelles. These islands are part of an overlapping cultural and economic zone influenced by a long history of slavery and colonial rule, a situation that has produced inequalities and underdevelopment. In all of them, heritage management is seriously underfinanced and under-resourced. African descendant heritage is given little attention and this continues to erode identity and sense of belonging to the nation. In Zanzibar tensions between majority and minority political parties affect heritage initiatives on the island. In Mauritius, the need to diversify the economy and tourism sector is encouraging the commercialisation of heritage and the homogenisation of Creole identity. In Seychelles, the legacy of socialist rule affects the conceptualisation and management of heritage, discouraging managers from exploring the island's widerange of intangible heritages. The author concludes that more funding and attention needs to be given to heritage management in Africa and its diaspora. Rosabelle Boswell is a senior lecturer in the Anthropology Department at Rhodes University, South Africa and a specialist of the southwest Indian Ocean islands. Her research interests include ethnicity, heritage, gender and development. Boswell's PhD was on poverty and identity among Creoles in Mauritius and her most recent work is onthe role of scent and fragrances in the heritage of the Swahili islands of the Indian Ocean region.

Chinese as a Heritage Language Book

Chinese as a Heritage Language

  • Author : Agnes Weiyun He
  • Publisher : Natl Foreign Lg Resource Ctr
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Foreign Language Study
  • Pages : 271
  • ISBN 10 : 9780824832865

Chinese as a Heritage Language Book Description :

"The authors examine the socio-cultural, cognitive-linguistic, and educational-institutional trajectories along which Chinese as a Heritage Language may be acquired, maintained and developed. It draws upon developmental psychology, functional linguistics, linguistic and cultural anthropology, discourse analysis, orthography analysis, reading research, second language acquisition, and bilingualism. This volume aims to lay a foundation for theories, models, and master scripts to be discussed, debated, and developed, and to stimulate research and enhance teaching both within and beyond Chinese language education."--BOOK JACKET.

Culture  Heritage and Representation Book

Culture Heritage and Representation

  • Author : Emma Waterton
  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • Release Date : 2010-01-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 277
  • ISBN 10 : 075467598X

Culture Heritage and Representation Book Description :

Drawing on a global range of case studies, this edited collection is the first to explore the production, use, and consumption of visual imagery as an integral part of heritage, weaving together complex understandings of the 'visual' from a wide range of disciplines. The book provides a comprehensive overview of the theoretical and methodological tools necessary for understanding visual imagery within its cultural context.

Intangible Heritage Embodied Book
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Intangible Heritage Embodied

  • Author : D. Fairchild Ruggles
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2009-06-12
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN 10 : 1441900721

Intangible Heritage Embodied Book Description :

Archaeological research has long focused on studying tangible artifacts to build a picture of the cultures it examines. Equally important to understanding a culture, however, are the intangible elements that become part of its heritage. In 2003, UNESCO adopted a convention specifically to protect intangible heritage, including the following: oral traditions and expressions, including language; performing arts (such as traditional music, dance, and theater); social practices, rituals, and festive events; knowledge and practices concerning nature and the universe; and traditional craftsmanship. Since this convention was adopted, scholars and preservationists have struggled with how to best approach intangible heritage. This volume specifically focuses on embodied intangible heritage, or the human body as a vehicle for memory, movement, and sound. The contributors to this work examine ritual and artistic movement, theater, music, oral literature, as well as the role of the internet in cultural transmission. Globalization and particularly the internet, has a complex effect on the transmission of intangible heritage: while music, dance, and other expressions are now shared easily, the performances often lack context and may be shared with a group that does not fully understand what they are seeing or hearing. This volume draws on case studies from around the world to examine the problems and possibilities of implementing the new UNESCO convention. The findings in this volume will be vital to both professionals and academics in anthropology, archaeology, history, museum studies, architecture, and anyone else who deals with issues of cultural heritage and preservation.

European Cultural Heritage  A review of policies and practice Book

European Cultural Heritage A review of policies and practice

  • Author : Rob Pickard
  • Publisher : Council of Europe
  • Release Date : 2002-01-01
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 124
  • ISBN 10 : 9287148678

European Cultural Heritage A review of policies and practice Book Description :

How can Europe's cultural heritage be promoted to encourage intercultural dialogue and enhance quality of life? This volume analyses how the Council of Europe can develop synergies between sectoral policies related to architectural, archaeological, movable, intangible and natural heritage. The companion volume "European cultural heritage: volume 1" (ISBN 9287148643) is a collection of the main intergovernmental texts in this field.

European Cultural Heritage Book
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European Cultural Heritage

  • Author : Council of Europe
  • Publisher : Council of Europe
  • Release Date : 2002-01-01
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 479
  • ISBN 10 : 9287148643

European Cultural Heritage Book Description :