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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 : 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: 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

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

European Heritage Planning And Management

Author : Peter Howard
ISBN : 1841500054
Genre : Business & Economics
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This work focuses not only upon country-by-country descriptions but upon the common definitions, themes, problems and policies filtering across Europe. It covers the nature and scope of heritage, the relationship of heritage to history and culture, and the political and social use of heritage.
Category: Business & Economics

Our Heritage Of Wild Nature

Author : Arthur George Tansley
ISBN : 9781107610927
Genre : Business & Economics
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Sir Arthur George Tansley (1871-1955) was an English botanist who made significant contributions to the development of ecology and the conservation movement. In this volume, which was first published in 1945, Tansley discusses the ways in which English natural habitats might be preserved in the face of post-war modernisation processes. The book puts forward the thesis that English rural beauty can only be protected through 'the deliberate conservation of much of our native vegetation', a process that must be achieved through a proper understanding of plant ecology. This process, of course, runs in tandem with the aim of protecting the various forms of animal life which find their homes within a diversity of habitats. The text also contains numerous photographic figures and a detailed index. This is a fascinating book that will be of value to anyone with an interest in ecology and botany.
Category: Business & Economics

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

The Ashgate Research Companion To Heritage And Identity

Author : Professor Brian Graham
ISBN : 9781409487609
Genre : Social Science
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Heritage represents the meanings and representations conveyed in the present day upon artifacts, landscapes, mythologies, memories and traditions from the past. It is a key element in the shaping of identities, particularly in the context of increasingly multicultural societies. This Research Companion brings together an international team of authors to discuss the concepts, ideas and practices that inform the entwining of heritage and identity. They have assembled a wide geographical range of examples and interpret them through a number of disciplinary lenses that include geography, history, museum and heritage studies, archaeology, art history, history, anthropology and media studies. This outstanding companion offers scholars and graduate students a thoroughly up-to-date guide to current thinking and a comprehensive reference to this growing field.
Category: Social Science

Valuing Historic Environments

Author : Dr John Pendlebury
ISBN : 9781409488149
Genre : Science
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This volume brings together an interdisciplinary team of leading scholars to discuss frameworks of value in relation to the preservation of historic environments. Starting from the premise that heritage values are culturally and historically constructed, the book examines the effects of pluralist frameworks of value on how preservation is conceived. It questions the social and economic consequences of constructions of value and how to balance a responsive, democratic conception of heritage with the pressure to deliver on social and economic objectives. It also describes the practicalities of managing the uncertainty and fluidity of the widely varying conceptions of heritage.
Category: Science

Transcending The Culture Nature Divide In Cultural Heritage

Author : Sally Brockwell
ISBN : 9781922144058
Genre : Social Science
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While considerable research and on-ground project work focuses on the interface between Indigenous/local people and nature conservation in the Asia-Pacific region, the interface between these people and cultural heritage conservation has not received the same attention. This collection brings together papers on the current mechanisms in place in the region to conserve cultural heritage values. It will provide an overview of the extent to which local communities have been engaged in assessing the significance of this heritage and conserving it. It will address the extent to which management regimes have variously allowed, facilitated or obstructed continuing cultural engagement with heritage places and landscapes, and discuss the problems agencies experience with protection and management of cultural heritage places.
Category: Social Science