Cultures and Globalization : Heritage, Memory and Identity

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  • Copyright: 2011-04-19
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Heritage, memory and identity are closely connected keywords of our time, each endowed with considerable rhetorical power. Different human groups define certain objects and practices as 'heritage'; they envision heritage to reflect some form of collective memory, either lived or imagined; and they combine both to construct cultural identities. Today, the three terms raise conjoined issues of practice, policy and politics in an increasingly globalized world.Bringing together a truly global range of scholars, this volume explores heritage, memory and identity through a diverse set of subjects, including heritage sites, practices of memorialization, museums, sites of contestation, and human rights.

Author Biography

Helmut Anheier is Dean of the Hertie School of Governance and holds a chair of Sociology at Heidelberg University. From 2001 to 2009 he was Professor of Public Policy at UCLA's School of Public Affairs and Centennial Professor at the London School of Economics. Yudhishthir Raj Isar is Jean Monnet Professor of Cultural Policy Studies at The American University of Paris. He is a former President of Culture Action Europe.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xii
Contributorsp. xv
List of boxes, figures, photos and tablesp. xxiii
Introductionp. 1
Configurations of Heritage, Memory, Identityp. 21
Global Approachesp. 23
The Role of Narratives in Commemoration: Remembering as Mediated Actionp. 25
UNESCO and Heritage: Global Doctrine, Global Practicep. 39
Destruction and Reconstruction of Heritage: Impacts on Memory and Identityp. 53
The Political Economies of Heritagep. 70
Unsettling the National: Heritage and Diasporap. 82
Territorialization and the Politics of Autochthonyp. 95
Grassroots Memorials as Sites of Heritage Creationp. 106
Sites of Conscience: Heritage of and for Human Rightsp. 114
'Not Just a Place': Culture Heritage and the Environmentp. 124
Regional Realitiesp. 137
Living Sacred Heritage and 'Authenticity' in South Asiap. 139
A Contested Site of Memory: The Preah Vihear Templep. 148
Memory and Identity as Elements of Heritage Tourism in Southern Africap. 157
Multiple Heritages, Multiple Identities: The Southwest Indian Oceanp. 169
Remembering and Forgetting Communist Cultural Productionp. 177
Post-socialist Recollections: Identity and Memory in Former Yugoslaviap. 187
Contemporary Creativity and Heritage in Latin Americap. 199
Fields and Issuesp. 211
The Manipulation of Memory and Heritage in Museums of Migrationp. 213
Heritage, Memory, Debris: Sulukule, Don't Forgetp. 222
Knowing the City: Migrants Negotiating Materialities in Istanbulp. 231
Divided Memories, Contested Histories: The Shifting Landscape in Japanp. 239
Memorialization and the Rwandan Genocide: The Use of Theatrep. 245
Narrating Shared Identityp. 252
Listening Voices: On Actualizing Memoriesp. 262
Commentariesp. 271
Intangibles: Culture, Heritage and Identityp. 273
From the Tower of Babel to the Ivory Towerp. 281
Indicator Suitesp. 285
Indicator Suites for Heritage, Memory, Identityp. 287
Heritagep. 297
World Heritage Sitesp. 298
Legal and Political Frameworksp. 304
Museumsp. 310
Intangible Heritagep. 314
Tourismp. 318
Sustainabilityp. 322
Memoryp. 331
Memoralizationp. 332
Contested memoriesp. 336
Global Collective Memoriesp. 340
Placesp. 346
Mediap. 350
Migration and Diasporap. 354
Educationp. 358
Identityp. 363
Geographical identitiesp. 364
Internet Identitiesp. 370
Multiple Citizenship and Naturalizationp. 374
Popular Culturep. 378
Identities in the Economyp. 382
Religionp. 386
References & Source Materialsp. 392
Indexp. 409
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