At the heart of the European debate lies the tension between the idea of European unity and individual state identities and nationalisms. This volume provides an insight into this dichotomy by exploring the role of heritage in the new Europe.
The main theme of this book is that a number of possible heritages can be shaped from the European past depending on the purposes for which they are intended. Through different methods of management intervention, heritage can fulfil a variety of functions, becoming a major commercial resource in the form of the tourism industry, or enlisted in the creation and maintenance of place identities.
Leading contributors look at different perceptions of heritage by different cultures, and the social and political consequences of heritage planning. The nature of heritage planning for emerging, spatially fragmented state structures is also discussed.
1. A Heritage for Europe: The Need, the Task, the Contribution G. J. Ashworth and P. J. Larkham Part 1: Theories and contexts 2. From History to Heritage: From Heritage to Identity: In Search of Concepts and Models G. J. Ashworth 3 What New Heritage for Which New Europe? Some Contextual Considerations I. Masser, O. Svidén and M. Wegener Part 2: Producers and consumers 4.Tourism and Heritage: the Pressures and Challenges of the 1990s E. A.J. Carr 5. Cultural tourism and Time-Space Behaviour A.G.J. Dietvorst 6 Who Consumes the Heritage Product? Implications for European Heritage Tourism D. Light and R.C. Prentice Part 3: Choice: whose heritage, which heritage? 7.Whose Heritage? Global Problem, European Nightmare J.E. Tonbridge 8 Heritage Conservation and Revisionist Nationalism in Ireland B.J. Graham 9. The Renaissance of Cultural Vernacularism in Germany J. Soane 10. Urban Heritage in the Czech Republic R. Hammersley and T. Westlake Part 4: The achievement, hopes and limitations of heritage planning 11. Tourism: Support or Threat to Heritage? P.T. Newby 12. Heritage and Culture: A Capital for the New Europe E. Morris 13. A New Heritage for a New Europe: Problem and Potential P.J. Larkham. Indices.