Heritage and Globalisation

Labadi, Sophia and Long, Colin, eds. (2010) Heritage and Globalisation. Routledge ISBN 978-0415571128. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

This volume analyses the politics, policy and practice of cultural heritage at the global level, identifying the major directions in which international heritage practice is moving, and exploring the key issues likely to shape the cultural heritage fi eld well into the 21st century. It examines the tensions between the universal claims of much heritage practice, particularly that associated with the World Heritage system, and national and local perspectives. It explores the international legal framework developed since World War Two to protect heritage, particularly at times of war, and from theft, showing how contemporary global problems of con fl ict and illicit trade continue to challenge the international legal system. Heritage and Globalisation critiques the incorporation of heritage in the world economy through the policies of international development organisations and the global tourism trade. It also approaches heritage from seldom-considered perspec- tives, as a form of aid, as a development paradigm, and as a form of sustainable practice. The book identifies some of the most pressing issues likely to face the heritage industry at a global level in coming decades, including the threat posed by climate change and the need for poverty reduction. Providing a historically and theoretically rigorous approach to heritage as a form of and manifestation of globalisation, the volume ’ s emphasis is on contemporary issues and new fi elds for heritage practice

Item Type: Edited book
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CB History of civilization
C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > Classical and Archaeological Studies
Depositing User: Sophia Labadi
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2012 10:15
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 13:34
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/30932 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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