426 Pages 128 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    426 Pages 128 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Heritage Ecologies presents an ecological understanding of heritage that furthers a concern for how its making and unmaking always involves a wide range of human and other-than-human actors.

    Recognizing the entangled nature-cultures of heritage is essential in the Anthropocene era, where uncertainty and rapid environmental change force us to recast common conceptions of inheritance and to envision new strategies for preservation. Heritage sites are meant to be open and shared spaces, and a recurring argument in the cases presented here is that this openness inevitably also overrides our selections, orders and appreciations. Through a diverse range of case studies, the chapters collected in this book aim to explore the affects and memories engendered by diverse heritage ecologies where humans are neither the sole makers nor the only inheritors. The common call is that the experiential, perceptive and informational plenitude enabled through contributions of other-than-human actors is key to an ecological rethinking of heritage in the twenty-first century.

    Heritage Ecologies is unique in bringing heritage studies into closer proximity with a wide variety of non-representational and object-oriented theories and is an important volume for students and researchers in archaeology and heritage studies.

    Part I Introduction

    1 An Ecological Approach to Heritage

    Torgeir Rinke Bangstad and Þóra Pétursdóttir

    Part II Anthropocene

    2 Legacies: Rethinking the Futures of Heritage and Waste in the Anthropocene

    Rodney Harrison

    3 Scars: Living with Ambiguous Pasts

    Anna Storm

    4 Wilderness Heritage: For an Ontology of the Anthropocene

    Levi R. Bryant

    5 Cultural Heritage and Memory of the Ecumene in the Age of the Anthropocene

    Laurent Olivier

    6 Oil Matters

    Esther Breithoff

    Part III Affect

    7 Emergent Images: Matters of Affect in Heritage Photography

    Colin Sterling

    8 Affective Encounters in Museums

    Marzia Varutti

    9 A Gentle Shock of Mild Surprise: Surface Ecologies and the Archaeological Encounter

    Tim Flohr Sorensen

    10 From-the-Hip: Rocks and Critical Heritage Ecology in the Western Australian Pilbara

    Janice Baker

    Part IV Memory

    11 Mending Shattered Time: 22 July in Norwegian Collective Memory

    Helge Jordheim

    12 The Remembrance of Things: The Industrial Heritage of Mining and the Ecology of Memory

    Timothy Lecain

    13 Interstitial Heritage: Industrienatur and Ecologies of Memory

    Torgeir Rinke Bangstad

    14 Memory and Redemption: Lessons from a Peasant Ecology

    Alfredo González-Ruibal

    15 (Sm)All Things Remembered

    Ingar Figenschau

    Part V Entanglements

    16 A Positive Passivity: Entropy and Ecology in the Ruins

    Caitlin Desilvey

    17 Heritage Ecologies as Worlding Practices

    Christina Fredengren

    18 Mold, Weeds and Plastic Lanterns: Ecological Aftermath in a Derelict Garden

    Stein Farstadvoll

    19 Heritage and the Visual Ecology of the Plantationocene

    Rui Gomes Coelho

    20 I Shed Tears, Left, and Forgot: The Common Frog, Mosquitoes, and Grandmother Pine Stayed

    Suvi Tuominen and Marko Marila

    Part VI Epilogues/Reflections

    21 Inheritance

    Timothy Morton

    22 Ecotone

    Þóra Pétursdóttir


    Torgeir Rinke Bangstad is a researcher at the Department of Archaeology, History, Religious Studies and Theology at UiT – The Arctic University of Norway.

    Þóra Pétursdóttir is Associate Professor of Archaeology at the University of Oslo, Norway.