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Cultural Contestation

Heritage, Identity and the Role of Government

  • Jeroen Rodenberg
  • Pieter Wagenaar

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Cultural Heritage and Conflict book series (PSCHC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Jeroen Rodenberg, Pieter Wagenaar
    Pages 1-10
  3. Governmental Favoring and Repression of Heritage

  4. Cultural Contestation Between States

  5. Government Mitigation in Cultural Contestation

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 327-342

About this book

Introduction

Heritage practices often lead to social exclusion, as such practices can favor certain values over others. In some cases, exclusion from a society’s symbolic landscape can spark controversy, or rouse emotion so much so that they result in cultural contestation. Examples of this abound, but few studies explicitly analyze the role of government in these instances. In this volume, scholars from a variety of academic backgrounds examine the various and often conflicting roles governments play in these processes—and governments do play a role. They act as authors and authorizers of the symbolic landscape, from which societal groups may feel excluded. Yet, they also often attempt to bring parties together and play a mitigating role.

Keywords

Cultural Contestation Governmental Heritage Lists Minority Heritage Built Heritage Contested Heritage

Editors and affiliations

  • Jeroen Rodenberg
    • 1
  • Pieter Wagenaar
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Political Science and Public AdministrationVU University AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of Political Science and Public AdministrationVU University AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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