Heritage in Action

Making the Past in the Present

  • Helaine Silverman
  • Emma Waterton
  • Steve Watson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Emma Waterton, Steve Watson, Helaine Silverman
      Pages 3-16
  3. Making and Remaking Heritage

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Hayley Saul, Emma Waterton
      Pages 33-46
    3. Steve Watson, Emma Waterton
      Pages 47-60
  4. Stakeholder Challenges

  5. Memories of War

  6. Urban Contexts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
  7. New Mobilities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. Michael A. Di Giovine, Jonathan B. Mabry, Teresita Majewski
      Pages 201-216
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 231-236

About this book


In this textbook we see heritage in action in indigenous and vernacular communities, in urban development and regeneration schemes, in expressions of community, in acts of nostalgia and memorialization and counteracts of forgetting, in museums and other spaces of representation, in tourism, in the offices of those making public policy, and in the politics of identity and claims toward cultural property.

Whether renowned or local, tangible or intangible, the entire heritage enterprise, at whatever scale, is by now inextricably embedded in “value”.

The global context requires a sanguine approach to heritage in which the so-called critical stance is not just theorized in a rarefied sphere of scholarly lexical gymnastics, but practically engaged and seen to be doing things in the world.


Cultural Networks and Digital Heritage Dark or Difficult Heritage Heritage Activism in Greece Heritage and Placemaking in a Multicultural Society Heritage in Action in Columbia Heritage in a Mobile World Intellectual Property Issues in Cultural Heritage Negotiating Heritage, Tourism and Community in Laos Protecting Indigenous Intangible Cultural Heritage Protecting Indigenous Intangible Cultural Heritage Public Perception Towards the Conservation in Egypt Revitalizing Cultural Heritage through Food Selection of UNESCO World Heritage Sites Trafficking in Heritage

Editors and affiliations

  • Helaine Silverman
    • 1
  • Emma Waterton
    • 2
  • Steve Watson
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of AnthropologyUniversity of IllinoisUrbanaUSA
  2. 2.Institute for Culture and SocietyWestern Sydney UniversityPenrithAustralia
  3. 3.Business SchoolYork St. John UniversityYorkUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-42868-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-42870-3
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