272 pages | 3 B/W Illus.
This publication contributes to new understandings of how heritage operates as a global phenomenon and the transnational heritage discourses that emerge from this process. Taking such a view sees autochthonous and franchised heritage not as separate, or opposing elements, but as part of the same process of contemporary globalised identity-making, which contributes to the development of newly emergent cosmopolitan identities. The book critically examines the processes that are involved in the franchising of heritage and its cultural effects. It does so by examining the connections and tensions that emerge from combining autochthonous and franchised heritage in the United Arab Emirates, providing a unique window in to the process of creating hybrid heritage in non-western contexts. It develops new ideas about how this global phenomenon works, how it might be characterised, and how it influences and is itself affected by, local forms of heritage. By exploring how autochthonous and franchised heritage is produced in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates it becomes clear that western dominated practices are often challenged, and perhaps more importantly, that new ways of understanding, producing and living with heritage are being articulated in these previously marginal locations.
The book offers innovative insights into heritage as a transnational process, exploring how heritage operates within local, national and international identity concerns and debates. It will appeal to scholars and students interested in critical heritage studies, museums, tourism, cultural studies, and Middle Eastern studies.
1. Cultural Heritage Development in Abu Dhabi 2. Transnational Heritage: Universal Discourses and Cosmopolitan Practices 3. Cultural Heritage Franchising 4. Globalisation and Bilateral Heritage 5. Cultural Capacity Professional Practice 6. Translating Across Borders 7. Autochthonous Heritage - Identity Discourses and Narratives 8. Collecting, Representation and Display - The Louvre Abu Dhabi 9. Transnational Heritage - Politics and Legitimation