FutureScapes

Managing Emerging and Future Cultural Landscapes

Authors: Spennemann, Dirk H. R.

  • Certainly, the idea of looking forward to anticipate issues is well established in the futures field, and this attempt to apply it to cultural heritage is novel
    Creative approach
  • Intriguing concept
  • Original in looking at heritage this way
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About this book

On 20 July 1969 the world was changed irrevocably. An estimated 600 million people, about one fifth of the human population at the time, watched the live-television broadcast as Neil Armstrong stepped onto the Moon. Yet despite the fact that this would forever be THE first moment that a human stepped onto another celestial body the significance for humanity as a whole was not immediately recognised. Moreover, no steps were – or have since been – taken to protect and manage significant elements of that event for the benefit of future generations. This begs the question – ‘Why?’

In this latest book in Springer’s innovative Landscape Series, Dirk Spennemann explores the conceptual barriers that prevent the recognition, and subsequent protection, of significant elements of contemporary and emergent heritage. Using the new research paradigm of heritage futures, Spennemann argues that the heritage management profession’s extensive reliance on hindsight remains its major conceptual shortcoming, and sets out the issues faced by cultural heritage professionals if cultural landscapes are to have a future and if future heritage is to be safeguarded.

With its focus on cultural landscapes and landscape futures the book will have appeal for academics, professionals and students engaged in archaeological management, heritage/historic preservation, space history, futures studies and cultural landscapes, as well as for the broader space and environmental communities.

Buy this book

eBook  
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-9691-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover ca. $149.00
price for USA
  • Due: February 4, 2018
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-9711-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
FutureScapes
Book Subtitle
Managing Emerging and Future Cultural Landscapes
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-9691-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-9711-9
Edition Number
1
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