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  • Uncertain Images: Museums and the Work of Photographs

    1st Edition

    By Elizabeth Edwards, Sigrid Lien

    Almost all museums hold photographs in their collections, and museum professionals and their audiences engage with photographs in a myriad of ways. Yet despite some three decades of critical museology and photographic theory, and an extensive debate on the politics of representation, outside art…

    Hardback – 2014-10-30

  • Heritage, Diaspora and the Consumption of Culture

    Movements in Irish Landscapes, 1st Edition

    Edited by Diane Sabenacio Nititham, Rebecca Boyd

    Using an interdisciplinary and transhistorical framework this book examines the cultural, material, and symbolic articulations of Irish migration relationships from the medieval period through to the contemporary post-Celtic Tiger era. With attention to people’s different uses of social space,…

    Hardback – 2014-10-28
    Studies in Migration and Diaspora

  • Internet Studies

    Past, Present and Future Directions, 1st Edition

    By Panayiota Tsatsou

    This book considers the lessons learnt so far from the emergence of the Internet and the development of the field of Internet studies, whilst also considering possible directions for the future. Examining broad media theories and emerging theorisations around the Internet specifically, it explores…

    Hardback – 2014-10-20

  • Crowdsourcing our Cultural Heritage

    1st Edition

    Edited by Mia Ridge

    Crowdsourcing, or asking the general public to help contribute to shared goals, is increasingly popular in memory institutions as a tool for digitising or computing vast amounts of data. This book brings together for the first time the collected wisdom of international leaders in the theory and…

    Hardback – 2014-10-17
    Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities

  • The Politics of the Olympics

    A Survey, 1st Edition

    Edited by Alan Bairner, Gyozo Molnar

    The Politics of the Olympics: A Survey provides information on and analysis of the relationship between politics and the Olympic Games. It is argued and demonstrated throughout the book that sport and politics have been and are intimately connected and nowhere is this relationship more…

    Paperback – 2014-09-12
    Europa Politics of ... series

  • Museums and Restitution

    New Practices, New Approaches, 1st Edition

    Edited by Louise Tythacott, Kostas Arvanitis

    This book examines contemporary approaches to restitution from the perspective of museums. It focuses on the ways in which these institutions have been addressing the subject at a regional, national and international level. In particular, it explores contemporary practices and recent claims, and…

    Hardback – 2014-09-10

  • Museums in the New Mediascape

    Transmedia, Participation, Ethics, 1st Edition

    By Jenny Kidd

    The museum today faces complex questions of definition, representation, ethics, aspiration and economic survival. Alongside this we see burgeoning use of an array of new media including increasingly dynamic web portals and content, digital archives, social networks, blogs and online games. At the…

    Hardback – 2014-09-03
    Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities

  • Edible Identities: Food as Cultural Heritage

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ronda L. Brulotte, Michael A. Di Giovine

    Food - its cultivation, preparation and communal consumption - has long been considered a form of cultural heritage. A dynamic, living product, food creates social bonds as it simultaneously marks off and maintains cultural difference. In bringing together anthropologists, historians and other…

    Hardback – 2014-08-28
    Heritage, Culture and Identity

  • Shoah Presence: Architectural Representations of the Holocaust

    1st Edition

    By Eran Neuman

    Through the analysis of several commemorative acts in space, matter and image, namely museums and memorials, this book reflects on the ways in which architecture as a discipline, a practice and a discourse represents the Holocaust. In doing so, it problematises how one presents an extreme…

    Hardback – 2014-07-18

  • Between Cultural Diversity and Common Heritage

    Legal and Religious Perspectives on the Sacred Places of the Mediterranean, 1st Edition

    Edited by Silvio Ferrari, Andrea Benzo

    Going beyond the more usual focus on Jerusalem as a sacred place, this book presents legal perspectives on the most important sacred places of the Mediterranean. The first part of the book discusses the notion of sacred places in anthropological, sociological and legal studies and provides an…

    Hardback – 2014-07-16
    Cultural Diversity and Law

  • Digital Archetypes

    Adaptations of Early Temple Architecture in South and Southeast Asia, 1st Edition

    By Sambit Datta, David Beynon

    This unique book presents a broad multi-disciplinary examination of early temple architecture in Asia, written by two experts in digital reconstruction and the history and theory of Asian architecture. The authors examine the archetypes of Early Brahmanic, Hindu and Buddhist temple architecture…

    Hardback – 2014-06-11
    Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities

  • Cultural Heritage in the Arabian Peninsula

    Debates, Discourses and Practices, 1st Edition

    By Karen Exell, Trinidad Rico

    Heritage projects in the Arabian Peninsula are developing rapidly. Museums and heritage sites are symbols of shifting national identities, and a way of placing the Arabian Peninsula states on the international map. Global, i.e. Western, heritage standards and practices have been utilised for the…

    Hardback – 2014-05-20

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