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Heritage and Globalisation

Labadi, Sophia and Long, Colin, eds. (2010) Heritage and Globalisation. Routledge, London and New York, 234 pp. ISBN 978-0-415-57112-8. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:30932)

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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 ? 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 ? 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


The book identi?es 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 ? 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: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > School of Culture and Languages
Depositing User: Sophia Labadi
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2012 10:15 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:08 UTC
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