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The Nature Of Heritage

Author : Lynn Meskell
ISBN : 9781118106631
Genre : Social Science
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The Nature of Heritage: The New South Africa is unique inrevealing the conflicts inherent in preserving both natural andcultural heritage, by examining the archaeological, ethnographicand economic evidence of a nation's attempts to master its past andits future. Provides a classic example of how nations attempt to overcome anegative heritage through past mastering of their histories Evaluates the continuing dominance of nature and conservationover concerns for cultural heritage Employs ethnographic and archaeological methodologies to revealhow the past is processed into a new national heritage Identifies heritage as therapy, exemplified in the strategy forrepairing legacies of racial and ethnic difference inpost-apartheid South Africa Highlights the role of archaeological heritage sites, nationalparks and protected areas in economic development and socialempowerment Explores how nature trumps culture and the global implicationsof the new configurations of heritage
Category: Social Science

The Nature Of Cultural Heritage And The Culture Of Natural Heritage

Author : David Lowenthal
ISBN : 9781317970392
Genre : Social Science
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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, governed by one’s intellectual and geographical position. In discourses influenced by the natural sciences culture is a heritage of nature, whereas in those deriving from the humanities and social sciences, nature is defined socio-culturally. There is also, however, a geographical dimension to how one looks at the nature culture relation. From at least the time of Aristotle, the North has been identified with a cultural heritage thought to derive from the northern natural environment. It was no longer culture, as represented by the architectural monuments of the South, but the natural landscape that provided the measure for both natural and cultural heritage, as the natural landscape and its ecosystems were put in focus. This essay provides a contemporary picture of the long-standing contestation between natural and cultural heritage that provided the basis for the northern perspective taken in these essays. This book was previously published as a special issue of The International Journal of Heritage Studies.
Category: Social Science

Ireland S Coastline

Author : Richard Nairn
ISBN : UCSD:31822035599299
Genre : History
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A comprehensive account of the natural and human history of the Irish coastline
Category: History

Natural Heritage

Author : Peter Howard
ISBN : 9781317969440
Genre : Science
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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 (from a religious leader to academics to conservation scientists), the book aims to investigate the relationship between human beings and nature, between nature and culture. Looking at nature as ‘heritage’ of the human race is a recognition both of the tremendous impacts (both positive and negative) that human activities have had on the natural environment, as well as the acceptance of human responsibility for managing our planet in a sustainable and sensitive manner. The texts included examine this interface between human beings and nature in specific places (from the Everglades in Florida and Mont Saint Micelle in Atlantic France, to the UK, Europe and the Mediterranean), as well as on a theoretical basis, and in the context of the international biodiversity conventions.
Category: Science

Nature As Heritage

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ISBN : 9287148333
Genre : Conservation of natural resources
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The latest concept of heritage is one that encompasses both cultural and natural forms of heritage. This publication presents the contributions of experts given at a seminar held in France in June 1999. These papers explore approaches to the environment as cultural heritage and the need for environmental protection and biodiversity.
Category: Conservation of natural resources

Mountains Of Northern Europe

Author : Scottish Natural Heritage
ISBN : 0114973199
Genre : Science
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This publication contains the proceedings of an international conference, held in Pitlochry, Scotland in November 2002, to mark the UN International Year of Mountains 2002. The conference participants discussed the state of current knowledge about the mountains of Northern Europe and considered issues arising from the interactions between people and nature, and the conservation and sustainable development activities needed to benefit the natural heritage of mountain regions in the UK, Norway and Sweden, Finland and Iceland.
Category: Science

Cultural Landscapes

Author : Richard W. Longstreth
ISBN : 9781452913643
Genre : Architecture
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Preservation has traditionally focused on saving prominent buildings of historical or architectural significance. Preserving cultural landscapes-the combined fabric of the natural and man-made environments-is a relatively new and often misunderstood idea among preservationists, but it is of increasing importance. The essays collected in this volume-case studies that include the Little Tokyo neighborhood in Los Angeles, the Cross Bronx Expressway, and a rural island in Puget Sound-underscore how this approach can be fruitfully applied. Together, they make clear that a cultural landscape perspective can be an essential underpinning for all historic preservation projects. Contributors: Susan Calafate Boyle, National Park Service; Susan Buggey, U of Montreal; Michael Caratzas, Landmarks Preservation Commission (NYC); Courtney P. Fint, West Virginia Historic Preservation Office; Heidi Hohmann, Iowa State U; Hillary Jenks, USC; Randall Mason, U Penn; Robert Z. Melnick, U of Oregon; Nora Mitchell, National Park Service; Julie Riesenweber, U of Kentucky; Nancy Rottle, U of Washington; Bonnie Stepenoff, Southeast Missouri State U. Richard Longstreth is professor of American civilization and director of the graduate program in historic preservation at George Washington University.
Category: Architecture