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Critical Perspectives on Cultural Memory and Heritage focuses on the importance of memory and heritage for individual and group identity, and for their sense of belonging. It aims to expose the motives and discourses related to the destruction of memory and heritage during times of war, terror, sectarian conflict and through capitalist policies. It is within these affected spheres of cultural heritage where groups and communities ascribe values, develop memories, and shape their collective identity. Chapters in the volume address cultural memory and heritage from six global perspectives and contexts: first, the relationship between cultural memory and heritage; second, the effect of urban development and large infrastructure on heritage; third, the destruction of indigenous heritage; fourth, the destruction of heritage in relation to erasing memory during sectarian violence and conflict; fifth, the impact of policymaking on cultural heritage assets; and sixth, a broad reflection on the destruction, change and transformation of heritage in an epilogue by Cornelius Holtorf, archaeologist and Chair of Heritage Futures at UNESCO. The range of sites discussed in the volume – from Australia, Brazil and Syria, to Bosnia, the UK and Taiwan – make it essential reading for researchers in Museum and Heritage Studies, Archaeology and History seeking a global, comprehensive study of cultural memory and heritage.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title Page
  2. pp. i-ii
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vi-viii
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  1. List of figures
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  1. List of contributors
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  1. Acknowledgements
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  1. Introduction: why cultural memory and heritage?
  2. Veysel Apaydin
  3. pp. 1-10
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  1. Part I: Conceptualising Cultural Memory and Heritage
  2. pp. 11-12
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  1. 1. The interlinkage of cultural memory, heritage and discourses of construction, transformation and destruction
  2. pp. 13-30
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  1. Part II: Urban Heritage, Development, Transformation and Destruction
  2. pp. 31-32
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  1. 2. Mega-structural violence: considering African literary perspectives on infrastructure, modernity and destruction
  2. Rachel King
  3. pp. 33-44
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  1. 3. Competing for the past: the London 2012 Olympic Games, archaeology and the ‘wasteland’
  2. Jonathan Gardner
  3. pp. 45-66
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  1. 4. Covert erasure and agents of change in the heritage city
  2. Colin Sterling
  3. pp. 67-83
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  1. 5. Heritage, memory and social justice: reclaiming space and identity
  2. Veysel Apaydin
  3. pp. 84-97
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  1. 6. Amnesia by design: building and rebuilding in a Mediterranean small island-state
  2. Reuben Grima
  3. pp. 98-110
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  1. 7. Vanishing heritage, materialising memory: construction, destruction and social action in contemporary Madrid
  2. Jaime Almansa-Sánchez, Nekbet Corpas-Cívicos
  3. pp. 111-128
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  1. Part III: Indigenous Heritage and Destruction
  2. pp. 129-130
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  1. 8. Considering the denigration and destruction of Indigenous heritage as violence
  2. George Nicholas, Claire Smith
  3. pp. 131-154
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  1. 9. Indigenous Latino heritage: destruction, invisibility, appropriation, revival, survivance
  2. Paul Edward Montgomery Ramírez
  3. pp. 155-168
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  1. 10. ‘Rescuing’ the ground from under their feet? Contract archaeology and human rights violations in the Brazilian Amazon
  2. Bruna Cigaran da Rocha
  3. pp. 169-188
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  1. 11. Order and disorder: Indigenous Australian cultural heritages and the case of settler-colonial ambivalence
  2. Amanda Kearney
  3. pp. 189-208
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  1. Part IV: Conflicts, Violence, War and Destruction
  2. pp. 209-210
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  1. 12. Cultural memory as a mechanism for community cohesion: Dayr Mar Elian esh-Sharqi, Qaryatayn, Syria
  2. Emma Loosley Leeming
  3. pp. 211-223
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  1. 13. Bosnia and the destruction of identity
  2. Helen Walasek
  3. pp. 224-238
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  1. 14. ‘Bombing Pompeii!!! Why not the Pyramids?’ Myths and memories of the Allied bombing of Pompeii, August–September 1943
  2. Nigel D. Pollard
  3. pp. 239-252
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  1. Part V: Heritage, Identity and Destruction
  2. pp. 253-254
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  1. 15. Reclaiming the past as a matter of social justice: African American heritage, representation and identity in the United States
  2. Erin Linn-Tynen
  3. pp. 255-268
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  1. 16. Alternating cycles of the politics of forgetting and remembering the past in Taiwan
  2. Nicolas Zorzin
  3. pp. 269-288
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  1. 17. A glimpse into the crystal ball: how do we select the memory of the future?
  2. Monique van den Dries, José Schreurs
  3. pp. 289-306
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  1. Part VI: Epilogue
  2. pp. 307-308
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  1. 18. ‘Cultural heritage is concerned with the future’: a critical epilogue
  2. Cornelius Holtorf
  3. pp. 309-312
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 313-315
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  1. Back Cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781787354845
Related ISBN(s)
9781787354852
MARC Record
OCLC
1140071587
Launched on MUSE
2021-01-19
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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