Contested Cultural Heritage

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

Editors: Silverman, Helaine (Ed.)

  • Addresses a growing area of concern in heritage management
  • Showcases an international selection of contested sites
  • Benefts institutions such as World Monuments Fund and Global Heritage Fund, UNESCO, ICOMOS and ICAHM
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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.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Contested Cultural Heritage: A Selective Historiography

    Silverman, Helaine

    Pages 1-49

  • The Stratigraphy of Forgetting: The Great Mosque of Cordoba and Its Contested Legacy

    Ruggles, D. Fairchild

    Pages 51-67

  • Aestheticized Geographies of Conflict: The Politicization of Culture and the Culture of Politics in Belfast’s Mural Tradition

    Hartnett, Alexandra

    Pages 69-107

  • Blood of Our Ancestors: Cultural Heritage Management in the Balkans

    Galaty, Michael L.

    Pages 109-124

  • Re-imagining the National Past: Negotiating the Roles of Science, Religion, and History in Contemporary British Ghost Tourism

    Hanks, Michele M.

    Pages 125-139

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Contested Cultural Heritage
Book Subtitle
Religion, Nationalism, Erasure, and Exclusion in a Global World
Editors
  • Helaine Silverman
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-7305-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-7305-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-7304-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9559-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 286
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