Uses of Heritage

Uses of Heritage

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Examining international case studies including USA, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Laurajane Smith identifies and explores the use of heritage throughout the world. Challenging the idea that heritage value is self-evident, and that things must be preserved because they have an inherent importance, Smith forcefully demonstrates that heritage value is not inherent in physical objects or places, but rather that these objects and places are used to give tangibility to the values that underpin different communities and to assert and affirm these values. A practically grounded accessible examination of heritage as a cultural practice, The Uses of Heritage is global in its benefit to students and field professionals alike.Colley, L. (1999) a#39;Britishness in the 21st Century, Millennium Lecture, 10 Downing Street websitea#39;, at: ( accessed 6 June 2005). ... Crang, M. (1996) a#39;Magic Kingdom or a magical quest for authenticity? ... C. Green, M. Stanley and J. Knill (eds) Geological and Landscape Conservation, London: Geological Society. Crouch ... Cruddas, J., Hiles, R. and Burns, C. (2004) Beamish Housekeeping Manual, Beamish: North of England Open Airanbsp;...

Title:Uses of Heritage
Author:Laurajane Smith
Publisher:Routledge - 2006-11-22


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