• Museums, Heritage and International Development book cover

    Museums, Heritage and International Development

    1st Edition

    Edited by Paul Basu, Wayne Modest

    While many claims are made regarding the power of cultural heritage as a driver and enabler of sustainable development, the relationship between museums, heritage and development has received little academic scrutiny. This book stages a critical conversation between the interdisciplinary fields of…

    Paperback – 2016-11-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Culture and Development

  • The Ferriby Boats: Seacraft of the Bronze Age book cover

    The Ferriby Boats

    Seacraft of the Bronze Age, 1st Edition

    By Edward Wright

    In 1937 the author, then aged 19, found the remains of an ancient boat at Ferriby on the Humber shore. This book is his own account of his discoveries, excavations and research over 50 years since the first boat find. The importance of this and the subsequent finds was only fully recognised…

    Paperback – 2016-10-18
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    Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

  • A Philosophy of Material Culture: Action, Function, and Mind book cover

    A Philosophy of Material Culture

    Action, Function, and Mind, 1st Edition

    By Beth Preston

    This book focuses on material culture as a subject of philosophical inquiry and promotes the philosophical study of material culture by articulating some of the central and difficult issues raised by this topic and providing innovative solutions to them, most notably an account of improvised action…

    Paperback – 2016-07-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

  • Politics of Memory: Making Slavery Visible in the Public Space book cover

    Politics of Memory

    Making Slavery Visible in the Public Space, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ana Lucia Araujo

    The public memory of slavery and the Atlantic slave trade, which some years ago could be observed especially in North America, has slowly emerged into a transnational phenomenon now encompassing Europe, Africa, and Latin America, and even Asia – allowing the populations of African descent,…

    Paperback – 2016-03-30
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    Routledge Studies in Cultural History

  • Contested Representations: Revisiting 'Into the Heart of Africa' book cover

    Contested Representations

    Revisiting 'Into the Heart of Africa', 1st Edition

    By Shelly R. Butler

    The controversy surrounding the significant "Into the Heart of Africa" exhibit at the Royal Ontario Museum in Canada is explored in this compelling and analytical text. The exhibit has become an international, controversial touchstone for issues surrounding the politics of visual representation,…

    Paperback – 2016-03-03
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  • The Nature of Cultural Heritage, and the Culture of Natural Heritage book cover

    The Nature of Cultural Heritage, and the Culture of Natural Heritage

    1st Edition

    Edited by David Lowenthal, Kenneth Olwig

    The idea that the heritage of nature is fundamentally cultural is provocative to many, but it is becoming increasingly accepted in the context of heritage preservation. It is argued here that a person’s perspective on natural vs. cultural heritage as a contested patrimony is, to some extent,…

    Paperback – 2015-12-17
    Routledge

  • Building Better Arts Facilities: Lessons from a U.S. National Study book cover

    Building Better Arts Facilities

    Lessons from a U.S. National Study, 1st Edition

    By Joanna Woronkowicz, D. Carroll Joynes, Norman Bradburn

    At the turn of the 21st century, a significant boom in the construction of cultural buildings took saw the creation of hundreds of performing arts centers, theaters, and museums. After these buildings were completed, however, many of these cultural organizations struggled to survive, or,…

    Paperback – 2015-09-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in the Creative and Cultural Industries

  • Museums in China: Power, Politics and Identities book cover

    Museums in China

    Power, Politics and Identities, 1st Edition

    By Tracey Lie Dan Lu

    From the earliest museums established by Western missionaries in order to implement religious and political power, to the role they have played in the formation of the modern Chinese state, the origin and development of museums in mainland China differ significantly from those in the West. The…

    Paperback – 2015-08-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • Heritage and the Olympics: People, Place and Performance book cover

    Heritage and the Olympics

    People, Place and Performance, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sean Gammon, Gregory Ramshaw, Emma Waterton

    The Olympic Games have evolved into the most prestigious sport event on the planet. As a consequence, each Games generates more and more interest from the academic community. Sociology, politics, geography and history have all played a part in helping to understand the meanings and implications of…

    Paperback – 2015-07-23
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  • The History of Gauged Brickwork book cover

    The History of Gauged Brickwork

    1st Edition

    By Gerard Lynch

    This book takes a look at the history and use of cut, rubbed and gauged brickwork; the use of tools and equipment and the differences between historic and contemporary bricks with a view to inform conservation and restoration decisions.The book uses case studies from England, Ireland and the US to…

    Paperback – 2015-06-25
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    Routledge Series in Conservation and Museology

  • Tourism in National Capitals and Global Change book cover

    Tourism in National Capitals and Global Change

    1st Edition

    Edited by Robert Maitland

    At a time of increasing city competition, national capitals are at the forefront of efforts to gain competitive advantage for themselves and their nation, to project a distinctive and positive image and to score well in global city league tables. They are frequently their country’s main tourist…

    Paperback – 2015-04-27
    Routledge

  • Natural Heritage: At the Interface of Nature and Culture book cover

    Natural Heritage

    At the Interface of Nature and Culture, 1st Edition

    Edited by Peter Howard, Thymio Papayannis

    It has become more and more accepted that nature conservation is not possible without taking into account human activities. Thus an integrated approach to both the natural and cultural heritage is being encouraged and developed. Gathering a number of distinguished authors with diverse backgrounds (…

    Paperback – 2015-04-10
    Routledge

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