1st Edition

Landscape as Heritage International Critical Perspectives

Edited By Giacomo Pettenati Copyright 2023
    328 Pages 25 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    328 Pages 25 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This edited book provides a broad collection of current critical reflections on heritage-making processes involving landscapes, positioning itself at the intersection of landscape and heritage studies.

    Featuring an international range of contributions from researchers, academics, activists, and professionals, the book aims to bridge the gap between research and practice and to nourish an interdisciplinary debate spanning the fields of geography, anthropology, landscape and heritage studies, planning, conservation, and ecology. It provokes critical enquiry about the challenges between heritage-making processes and global issues, such as sustainability, economic inequalities, social cohesion, and conflict, involving voices and perspectives from different regions of the world. Case studies in Italy, Portugal, Spain, Slovenia, the Netherlands, Turkey, the UK, Columbia, Brazil, New Zealand, and Afghanistan highlight different approaches, values, and models of governance.

    This interdisciplinary book will appeal to researchers, academics, practitioners, and every landscape citizen interested in heritage studies, cultural landscapes, conservation, geography, and planning.

    1. Why we need of a critical perspective on landscape as heritage

    Giacomo Pettenati

    2. Landscape, heritage and justice: What place for education?

    Margherita Cisani

    3. Mapping landscape from the past to the future: Critical reflections on the governance of

    landscape as heritage from the case of the Xikrin Indians of Brazil

    Stéphanie Tselouiko

    4. Community-based organizations in Kisumu: A necessary but not sufficient condition for managing polyvalent heritage landscapes

    Fredrick Odede, Beth Perry and Patrick O. Hayombe

    5. A vineyard landscape, a UNESCO inscription and a National Park: A historical-anthropological analysis of heritagization and tourism development in the Cinque Terre, Italy

    Cecilia Paradiso

    6. Storytelling and online media as narrative practices for engaging with the Historic Urban Landscapes (HUL): The case study of Porto, Portugal

    Ana Rita Albuquerque, Maria Leonor Botelho and Dominique Crozat

    7. From landscape as heritage to biocultural heritage in a landscape: The ecological and cultural legacy of millennial land use practices for future natures

    Vincenza Ferrara, Anneli Ekblom and Anders Wästfelt

    8. Heritigizing traditional adaptations to natural hazards: A critical perspective

    Pavel Raška and Rory Walshe

    9. Establishing nationhood through heritage landscapes: Bear biopolitics in the Catalan Pyrenees

    Guillem Rubio-Ramon and Karen V. L. Syse

    10. The intimate place: Towards a decolonizing approach to protect and maintain the territory and cultural heritage of the Kamëntšá people

    Marcelo Marques Miranda, Jully Acuña Suárez, Silvia Jamioy Juajibioy and Milena Aguillón Chindoy

    11. Remains of privileged spaces: Moral landscapes in Delfland, the Netherlands

    Maurits W. Ertsen

    12. Cross-border landscape as heritage? Insights from Slovenian borderlands

    Marjeta Pisk and Špela Ledinek Lozej

    13. Remaking a landscape after the trauma: The Brumadinho dam catastrophe and the memorial for the victims

    Edilson Pereira and Leonardo Vilaça Dupin

    14. Damming the past: Interplay between landscape heritage and water management

    Mesut Dinler and Özgün Özçakır

    15. Heritage landscapes and cues to care: Exploring the concepts of guardianship and care within a forgotten rural New Zealand cemetery

    Shannon Davis and Jacky Bowring

    16. "Institutionalized landscapes, who cares!": The young people of Gernika and their criticism of the urban landscape heritage discourse

    Juan Sebastián Granada-Cardona

    17. Moving Dolomites: The heritage value of an ordinary mountain landscape

    Sara Luchetta, Benedetta Castiglioni and Mauro Varotto

    18. Waste sits in places: Post-extractive landscapes as heritage

    Melissa Baird

    19. Handling change in historic urban landscapes: An analysis of urban heritage conservation approaches in Bordeaux (France), Edinburgh (UK), and Florence (Italy)

    Francesca Giliberto and Federica Appendino

    20. What cultural landscape for Bamiyan, Afghanistan? Observations on the UNESCO Site protection practices

    Mirella Loda

    21. The "obsolete structures" in the outstanding landscape of the UNESCO Dolomites World Heritage Site: Values, disvalues and management practices

    Viviana Ferrario and Benedetta Castiglioni

    22. A heritagescape in the Appalachians: When a tornado came to Kinzua

    Katherine Burlingame and Philip Burlingame

    23. Heritagization between nature and culture: Managing the Sečovlje salt pans in Slovenia

    Primoz Pipan and Maja Topole

    24. The UNESCO evolving and living heritage of the Nord-Pas de Calais Mining Basin: Postindustrial landscape heritagization as a territorial healing process

    Lucas Monsaingeon

    25. Landscape as heritage in museums: A critical appraisal of past and present experiences

    Maria Luisa Sturani

    26. Afterward: British and European meanings of landscape as heritage, and the nationalistic elephant in the landscape: Opening new paths to landscape heritage research

    Kenneth R. Olwig


    Giacomo Pettenati is Assistant Professor of Economic and Political Geography in the Department of Cultures, Politics, and Society at the University of Turin, Italy.