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Heritage, Photography, and the Affective Past

Heritage, Photography, and the Affective Past

1st Edition

Colin Sterling
September 12, 2019

Heritage, Photography, and the Affective Past critically examines the production, consumption, and interpretation of photography across various heritage domains, from global image archives to the domestic arena of the family album. Through original ethnographic and archival research, the book ...

Constructing Destruction Heritage Narratives in the Tsunami City

Constructing Destruction: Heritage Narratives in the Tsunami City

1st Edition

Trinidad Rico
April 16, 2018

Large-scale disasters mobilize heritage professionals to a narrative of heritage-at-risk and a standardized set of processes to counter that risk. Trinidad Rico’s critical ethnography analyses heritage practices in the aftermath of the tsunami that swamped Banda Aceh, Indonesia, in 2004 and the ...

Profane Egyptologists The Modern Revival of Ancient Egyptian Religion

Profane Egyptologists: The Modern Revival of Ancient Egyptian Religion

1st Edition

Paul Harrison
December 18, 2017

It is widely believed that the practice of ancient Egyptian religion ceased with the end of pharaonic culture and the rise of Christianity. However, an organised reconstruction and revival of the authentic practice of Egyptian, or Kemetic religion has been growing, almost undocumented, for ...

Empire and Local Worlds A Chinese Model for Long-Term Historical Anthropology

Empire and Local Worlds: A Chinese Model for Long-Term Historical Anthropology

1st Edition

Mingming Wang
June 15, 2009

Mingming Wang, one of the most prolific anthropologists in China, has produced a work both of long-term historical anthropology and of broad social theory. In it, he traces almost a millennium of history of the southern Chinese city of Quangzhou, a major international trading entrepot in the 13th ...

Decolonizing Conservation Caring for Maori Meeting Houses outside New Zealand

Decolonizing Conservation: Caring for Maori Meeting Houses outside New Zealand

1st Edition

Dean Sully
February 15, 2008

This book argues for an important shift in cultural heritage conservation, away from a focus on maintaining the physical fabric of material culture toward the impact that conservation work has on people’s lives. In doing so, it challenges the commodification of sacred objects and places by western ...

Return to Alexandria An Ethnography of Cultural Heritage Revivalism and Museum Memory

Return to Alexandria: An Ethnography of Cultural Heritage Revivalism and Museum Memory

1st Edition

Beverley Butler
November 15, 2007

The Bibliotheca Alexandrina was launched with great fanfare in the 1990s, a project of UNESCO and the Egyptian government to recreate the glory of the Alexandria Library and Museion of the ancient world. The project and its timing were curious—it coincided with scholarship moving away from the ...

Stones Standing Archaeology, Colonialism, and Ecotourism in Northern Laos

Stones Standing: Archaeology, Colonialism, and Ecotourism in Northern Laos

1st Edition

Anna Källén
June 15, 2015

This book is an inquiry into the relationships between archaeology, colonialism and ecotourism at the famous standing stones of Hintang, Laos. It investigates the conditions under which archaeological knowledge has been produced, appropriated, contested, commodified, and consumed by colonialism ...

African Homecoming Pan-African Ideology and Contested Heritage

African Homecoming: Pan-African Ideology and Contested Heritage

1st Edition

Katharina Schramm
September 15, 2010

African Americans and others in the African diaspora have increasingly “come home” to Africa to visit the sites at which their ancestors were enslaved and shipped. In this nuanced analysis of homecoming, Katharina Schramm analyzes how a shared rhetoric of the (Pan-)African family is produced among ...

Exhuming Loss Memory, Materiality and Mass Graves of the Spanish Civil War

Exhuming Loss: Memory, Materiality and Mass Graves of the Spanish Civil War

1st Edition

Layla Renshaw
August 15, 2011

This book examines the contested representations of those murdered during the Spanish Civil War of the 1930s in two small rural communities as they undergo the experience of exhumation, identification, and reburial from nearby mass graves. Based on interviews with relatives of the dead, community ...

Intangible Heritage and the Museum New Perspectives on Cultural Preservation

Intangible Heritage and the Museum: New Perspectives on Cultural Preservation

1st Edition

Marilena Alivizatou
June 30, 2012

In this comparative, international study Marilena Alivizatou investigates the relationship between museums and the new concept of “intangible heritage.” She charts the rise of intangible heritage within the global sphere of UN cultural policy and explores its implications both in terms of ...

Mundane Objects Materiality and Non-verbal Communication

Mundane Objects: Materiality and Non-verbal Communication

1st Edition

Pierre Lemonnier
August 31, 2013

This concise book shows the importance of objects that are considered ordinary by cultural outsiders and scholars, yet lie at the heart of the systems of thought and practices of their makers and users. This volume demonstrates the role of these objects in nonverbal communication, both in ...

The Politics of Heritage Management in Mali From UNESCO to Djenné

The Politics of Heritage Management in Mali: From UNESCO to Djenné

1st Edition

Charlotte L Joy
August 31, 2013

The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Djenné, in modern day Mali, is exalted as an enduring wonder of the ancient African world by archaeologists, anthropologists, state officials, architects and travel writers. In this revealing study, the author critically examines how the politics of heritage ...

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