Uses of Heritage

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Routledge, Nov 22, 2006 - Art - 368 pages

Examining international case studies including USA, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Laurajane Smith identifies and explores the use of heritage throughout the world.

Challenging the idea that heritage value is self-evident, and that things must be preserved because they have an inherent importance, Smith forcefully demonstrates that heritage value is not inherent in physical objects or places, but rather that these objects and places are used to give tangibility to the values that underpin different communities and to assert and affirm these values.

A practically grounded accessible examination of heritage as a cultural practice, The Uses of Heritage is global in its benefit to students and field professionals alike.

 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
THE IDEA OF HERITAGE
9
AUTHORIZED HERITAGE
85
RESPONSES TO AUTHORIZED HERITAGE
193
CONCLUSION
299
NOTES
309
REFERENCES
312
INDEX
342
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