1st Edition

Critical Approaches to Heritage for Development

Edited By Charlotte Cross, John D. Giblin Copyright 2023
    314 Pages 24 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    314 Pages 24 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book investigates the relationship between heritage and development from the global visions articulated by UNESCO and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to local activism, livelihood innovations and political strategies employed in diverse countries of the Global South. 

    In recent years, as culturally informed approaches to international development have become increasingly important, engaging with heritage has been seen as a way to draw on practices and meanings from the past to help build future development. This book gathers researchers and practitioners from across disciplines to address important themes such as health, the environment, sustainability, peace, security, tourism and economic growth. In doing so, the book asks us to consider whose past and whose future is ultimately at stake in efforts to use heritage for development. Key topics explored include histories and legacies of colonialism and calls for decolonisation, and related questions of expertise, ownership and agency.

    Students, practitioners and researchers from across the broad areas of history, heritage, education, archaeology, geography and development studies will find this book an invaluable guide to dynamic and contested understandings of heritage and development and the relationship between them. 

    Chapter 1: Introducing Heritage for Development: Practising the Past in the Pursuit of ‘Progress’ Charlotte Cross and John Giblin  Part 1: Heritage, Economic Development and Livelihoods Chapter 2: World Heritage and Sustainable Development: Purpose, Practice and Possibilities Ioanna Katapidi and Mike Robinson  Chapter 3: Leveraging Heritage, Tourism and Partnerships in Development Pham Thi Thanh Huong and Robyn Bushell  Chapter 4: Intangible Cultural Heritage, Marketing and Intellectual Property for Sustainable Livelihoods: The Case of HIPAMS Charlotte Waelde, Diego Rinallo, Ananya Bhattacharya, Harriet Deacon, Anindita Patra, Rajat Nath, June Taboroff and Benedetta Ubertazzi   Part 2: Heritage, Environment, and Sustainable Development  Chapter 5: Heritage in Urban Development: Materialising Claims to Urban Space in Doha and Kingston Clare Melhuish  Chapter 6: Food Heritage for Sustainable Futures: Women’s Cultures and Knowledge as Hidden Pillars of Alternative Foodways Sandip Hazareesingh  Chapter 7: Learning from the Deep-Past: Critical Perspectives on Biocultural Heritages for Well-Tempered Futures Paul J. Lane and Federica Sulas  Chapter 8: Marine Cultural Heritage and Sustainable Development Mark Lamont Part 3: Heritage, Health and Development  Chapter 9: Heritage, Development and Mental Health Yolana Pringle and Seggane Musisi  Chapter 10: Indigenous Knowledge and Healing: Traditional Obstetric Care and Global Maternal Health in Southwest Nigeria Tolulope Esther Fadeyi  Part 4: Heritage, Education and Development  Chapter 11: Schools as Sites of Memory: The Musealization of the Armed Conflict by Students and Teachers in Colombia Julian D Bermeo, Julia Paulson and Arturo Charria  Chapter 12: Heritage and Education: Mobile Approaches to Peacebuilding Abiti Nelson Adebo, Lizzi O. Milligan, Nono Francis and Kate Moles  Part 5: Heritage, Peace, Security and Development  Chapter 13: Hybridity, Heritage and the Governance of Security Charlotte Cross  Chapter 14: Heritage and Post-Conflict Development: International Discourse, Authorised Heritage and the Institutionalisation of Pre-Colonial Customs and Traditions John Giblin, Maurice Mugabowagahunde and André Ntagwabira  Part 6: Epilogue and Conclusion: A Role for Heritage in Development?  Chapter 15: A Role for Heritage in Development? Rodney Harrison  Chapter 16: Towards Decolonising Development: A Role for Heritage Uma Kothari   Chapter 17: Decolonising Heritage for Development: Why Positionality and Perspective Matters Shadreck Chirikure  Chapter 18: A Role for Heritage in Development? Sophia Labadi   Chapter 19: Conclusion: Heritage for Development: Decolonisation, Expertise, Ownership and Agency Charlotte Cross and John Giblin



    Charlotte Cross is a Senior Lecturer in International Development at The Open University, UK.

    John D. Giblin is Keeper of Global Arts, Cultures and Design and Head of the Department of Global Arts, Cultures and Design at National Museums Scotland, UK.

    "This innovative volume, which draws on a range of perspectives and case studies, demonstrates the synergy of bringing together heritage issues and development studies. The book reveals the myriad ways heritage and development are entangled and challenges the hegemonic practices and assumptions prevalent in each field. The concept of heritage is used to explore conceptualisations and experiences of ‘progress’ to challenge colonial practices in the Global South. I recommend this book to development and heritage studies scholars and practitioners interested in understanding how social and economic change is managed through appeals to the past that envisage productive and equitable futures."

    Laurajane Smith, Director, Centre for Heritage and Museum Studies, the Australian National University, Canberra