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Contested Cultural Heritage

Religion, Nationalism, Erasure, and Exclusion in a Global World

  • Addresses a growing area of concern in heritage management

  • Showcases an international group of sites that have been contested

  • Will be of interest to institutions such as World Monuments Fund and Global Heritage Fund, UNESCO, ICOMOS and ICAHM

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

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Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-ix
  2. Back Matter

    Pages 267-286

About this book

Cultural heritage is material – tangible and intangible – that signifies a culture’s history or legacy. It has become a venue for contestation, ranging in scale from protesting to violently claimed and destroyed. But who defines what is to be preserved and what is to be erased? As cultural heritage becomes increasingly significant across the world, the number of issues for critical analysis and, hopefully, mediation, arise. The issue stems from various groups: religious, ethnic, national, political, and others come together to claim, appropriate, use, exclude, or erase markers and manifestations of their own and others’ cultural heritage as a means for asserting, defending, or denying critical claims to power, land, and legitimacy. Can cultural heritage be well managed and promoted while at the same time kept within parameters so as to diminish contestation? The cases herein rage from Greece, Spain, Egypt, the UK, Syria, Zimbabwe, Italy, the Balkans, Bénin, and Central America.

Keywords

  • Contested Spaces
  • Cultural Identity
  • Elgin Marbles
  • Material Culture
  • National Identity
  • Parthenon
  • Religious Identity
  • World Heritage Sites

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois, Urbana, USA

    Helaine Silverman

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Contested Cultural Heritage

  • Book Subtitle: Religion, Nationalism, Erasure, and Exclusion in a Global World

  • Editors: Helaine Silverman

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-7305-4

  • Publisher: Springer New York, NY

  • eBook Packages: Humanities, Social Sciences and Law, Social Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4419-7304-7

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-1-4899-9559-9

  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-4419-7305-4

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: IX, 286

  • Topics: Archaeology, Cultural Heritage

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eBook USD 79.99
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  • ISBN: 978-1-4419-7305-4
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Softcover Book USD 99.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 109.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)