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Cultural Heritage, Ethics and Contemporary Migrations

1st Edition

Edited by Cornelius Holtorf, Andreas Pantazatos, Geoffrey Scarre

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Cultural Heritage, Ethics and Contemporary Migrations breaks new ground in our understanding of the challenges faced by heritage practitioners and researchers in the contemporary world of mass migration, where people encounter new cultural heritage and relocate their own. It focuses particularly on issues affecting archaeological heritage sites and artefacts, which help determine and maintain social identity, a role problematised when populations are in flux. This diverse and authoritative collection brings together international specialists to discuss socio-political and ethical implications for the management of archaeological heritage in global society.

With contributions by authors from a range of disciplinary backgrounds, including archaeologists, philosophers, cultural historians and custodians of cultural heritage, the volume explores a rich mix of contrasting, yet complementary, viewpoints and approaches. Among the topics discussed are the relations between culture and identity; the potentialities of museums and monuments to support or subvert a people’s sense of who they are; and how cultural heritage has been used to bring together communities containing people of different origins and traditions, yet without erasing or blurring their distinctive cultural features.

Cultural Heritage, Ethics and Contemporary Migrations is a crucial text for archaeologists, curators, policymakers and others working in the heritage field, as well as for philosophers, political scientists and other readers interested in the links between immigration and cultural heritage.

Table of Contents

List of Figures

Notes on contributors

  1. Introduction
  2. Geoffrey Scarre, Cornelius Holtorf and Andreas Pantazatos

    PART ONE. THINGS ‘R’ US: ARCHAEOLOGICAL HERITAGE AS A PRESERVER OF SOCIAL IDENTITY

  3. Cultural heritage, minorities and self-respect
  4. Jonathan Seglow

  5. Ancient places, new arrivals and the ethics of residence
  6. Paul Gilbert

  7. Foreign and native soils: migrants and the uses of landscape
  8. Robert Seddon

  9. Changing demographics in Northern Europe: transforming narratives and identifying obstacles – a case study from Oslo, Norway
  10. Christopher Prescott

  11. Lasting value? Engaging with the material traces of America’s undocumented migration "problem"
  12. Jason De Léon and Cameron Gokee  

    PART TWO. MEMORY, MIGRANTS AND MUSEUMS

  13. Concord migrations
  14. Ivan Gaskell

  15. Affiliative reterritorialization: the Manco Capac statue and the Japanese community in Peru
  16. Helaine Silverman

  17. Heritage, participant perspective epistemic injustice, immigrants and identity formation
  18. Andreas Pantazatos

    PART THREE. CULTURAL HERITAGE AS AN AGENT OF INTEGRATION

  19. What is cross-cultural heritage? Challenges in identifying the heritage of globalized citizens
  20. Laia Colomer and Cornelius Holtorf

  21. The uses of heroes: justice, Alexander, and the Macedonian naming dispute
  22. Michael Blake

  23. Archaeological heritage and migration: well-being, place, citizenship and the social
  24. Marga Diaz-Andreu

  25. ‘Everyone’s different but we are all the same’: a transcultural project in a multicultural class
  26. Cynthia Dunning

  27. The place of the migrant: heritage in the transnational space of a Sydney park
  28. Denis Byrne

  29. Sharing history: migration, integration and a post-heritage future

Johan Hegardt

Index

About the Editors

Cornelius Holtorf is Professor of Archaeology and holds a UNESCO Chair on Heritage Futures at Linnaeus University in Kalmar, Sweden. He also directs the Graduate School in Contract Archaeology (GRASCA). In his research he is particularly interested in the significance of archaeology and heritage in present and future societies.

Andreas Pantazatos is Assistant Professor in the Philosophy Department, Parliamentary Academic Fellow, University College Fellow and Co-Director of the Centre for the Ethics of Cultural Heritage at Durham University. He is also Research Associate at the Collaborative for Cultural Heritage Management and Policy at the Department of Anthropology of the University of Illinois, USA. His interests are philosophy of cultural heritage and archaeology, ethics of stewardship and trusteeship, epistemic injustice and museums, ethics of identity and politics of the past (including post-war heritage reconstruction) and ethics of heritage and immigration.

Geoffrey Scarre is a Professor in the Philosophy Department at Durham University. In recent years he has taught and published mainly in moral theory and applied ethics. His books include Utilitarianism (1996), After Evil (2004), Death (2007) and On Courage (2010), and he has co-edited two previous collections of papers on ethics in archaeology. In 2009 he was a co-founder of the Durham University Centre for the Ethics of Cultural Heritage.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC003000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Archaeology