A Museum Studies Approach to Heritage (Leicester Readers in Museum Studies)

A Museum Studies Approach to Heritage (Leicester Readers in Museum Studies)

By: Amy Barnes (editor), Katy Bunting (editor), Sheila Watson (editor)Paperback

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Heritage's revival as a respected academic subject has, in part, resulted from an increased awareness and understanding of indigenous rights and non-Western philosophies and practices, and a growing respect for the intangible. Heritage has, thus far, focused on management, tourism and the traditionally `heritage-minded' disciplines, such as archaeology, geography, and social and cultural theory. Widening the scope of international heritage studies, A Museum Studies Approach to Heritage explores heritage through new areas of knowledge, including emotion and affect, the politics of dissent, migration, and intercultural and participatory dimensions of heritage. Drawing on a range of disciplines and the best from established sources, the book includes writing not typically recognised as 'heritage', but which, nevertheless, makes a valuable contribution to the debate about what heritage is, what it can do, and how it works and for whom. Including heritage perspectives from beyond the professional sphere, the book serves as a reminder that heritage is not just an academic concern, but a deeply felt and keenly valued public and private practice. This blending of traditional topics and emerging trends, established theory and concepts from other disciplines offers readers international views of the past and future of this growing field. A Museum Studies Approach to Heritage offers a wider, more current and more inclusive overview of issues and practices in heritage and its intersection with museums. As such, the book will be essential reading for postgraduate students of heritage and museum studies. It will also be of great interest to academics, practitioners and anyone else who is interested in how we conceptualise and use the past.

About Author

Sheila Watson is an Associate Professor and Director of the MA/MSc in Heritage and Interpretation by Distance Learning in the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester, UK. Amy Jane Barnes is Research Associate in the School of Archaeology and Ancient History at the University of Leicester, UK, a University Teacher at Loughborough University, UK, and an affiliate of King's College London. Katy Bunning is a Lecturer and Director of Teaching and Learning in the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester, UK.


Table of contents Notes on contributors Series preface Preface Acknowledgements Introduction Sheila Watson, Amy Jane Barnes and Katy Bunning Part I: Heritage contexts, past and present Introduction to Part I Amy Jane Barnes Heritage pasts and heritage presents: temporality, meaning and the scope of heritage studies David C. Harvey Museum studies and heritage: independent museums and the `heritage debate' in the UK Anna Woodham People [extracts] Alan Bennett The crisis of cultural authority Tiffany Jenkins Editorials: History Workshop Journal Editorial Collective/Raphael Samuel Hybrids Raphael Samuel Understanding our encounters with heritage: the value of 'historical consciousness' Ceri Jones Weighing up intangible heritage: a view from Ise Simon Richards From monument to cultural patrimony: The concepts and practices of heritage in Mexico Cintia Velazquez Marroni We come from the land of the ice and snow: Icelandic heritage and its usage in present day society Gudrun D. Whitehead Por la encendida calle antillana: Africanisms and Puerto Rican architecture Arleen Pabon Iconoclash in the age of heritage [extracts] Peter Probst Part II: Authenticity and tourism Introduction to Part II Sheila Watson 13. Touring the slave route: inaccurate authenticities in Benin, West Africa Timothy R. Landry 14. Steampunking heritage: How Steampunk artists reinterpret museum collections Jeanette Atkinson 15. Why fakes? Mark Jones 16. The work of art in the age of mechanical reproduction Walter Benjamin 17. After authenticity at an American heritage site Eric Gable and Richard Handler 18. Makeover for Mont-Saint-Michel: a renovation project harnesses the power of the sea to preserve one of the world's most iconic islands Alexander Stille 19. Resonance and wonder Stephen Greenblatt 20. `Introduction' to In Search of Authenticity: The Formation of Folklore Studies Regina Bendix Part III: Emotions and materiality Introduction to Part III Sheila Watson 21. Invoking affect Clare Hemmings 22. The archaeology of mind [extracts] Jaak Panksepp and Lucy Biven 23. 'The trophies of their wars': affect and encounter at the Canadian War Museum Sara Matthews 24. Huddled masses yearning to buy postcards: the politics of producing heritage at the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island National Monument. Joanne Maddern 25. The Holocaust and the museum world in Britain: a study of ethnography Tony Kushner 26. Senses of place, senses of time and heritage Gregory John Ashworth and Brian Graham 27. Making heritage pay in the Rainbow Nation Lynn Meskell 28. The concept and its varieties Anthony Smith 29. Materiality matters: experiencing the displayed object Sandra Dudley 30. Concepts of identity and difference Kathryn Woodward 31. Emotional engagement in heritage sites and museums: ghosts of the past and imagination in the present Sheila Watson 32. The Third World Jeremy Black 33. Turkish delight: Antonio Gala's La pasion turca as a vision of Spain's contested Islamic heritage Nicola Gilmour 34. `The cliffs are not the cliffs': the cliffs of Dover and national identities in Britain, c.1750 - c.1950 Paul Readman Part IV: Diversity and identity Introduction to Part IV Katy Bunning 35. Museums as intercultural spaces Simona Bodo 36. Gradients of alterity: museums and the negotiation of cultural difference in contemporary Norway Marzia Varutti 37. Museums in a global world: a conversation on museums, heritage, nation and diversity in a transnational age Conal McCarthy, Rhiannon Mason, Christopher Whitehead, Jakob Ingemann Parby, Andre Cicalo, Philipp Schorch, Leslie Witz, Pablo Alonso Gonzalez, Naomi Roux, Eva Ambos and Cirai Rassool 38. Reflections on the Confluence Project: assimilation, sustainability, and the perils of a shared heritage Jon Daehnke 39. Ethnic heritage for the nation: debating 'identity museums' on the National Mall Katy Bunning 40. Heritage interpretation and human rights: documenting diversity, expressing identity, or establishing universal principles? Neil Siberman 41. Un-placed heritage: making identity through fashion Malika Kraamer and Amy Jane Barnes Part V: Participatory heritage Introduction to Part V Katy Bunning 42. Research on community heritage: moving from collaborative research to participatory and co-designed research practice Andrew Flinn and Anna Sexton 43. Beyond the rhetoric: negotiating the politics and realising the potential of community-driven heritage engagement Corinne Perkin 44. From representation to participation: inclusive practices, co-curating and the voice of the protagonists in some Italian migration museums Anna Chiara Cimoli 45. Museums, trans youth and institutional change: transforming heritage institutions through collaborative practice Serena Iervolino 46. Embrace the margins: adventures in archaeology and homelessness Rachael Kiddey and John Schofield 47. Developing dialogue in co-produced exhibitions: between rhetoric, intentions and realities Nuala Morse, Morag Macpherson and Sophie Robinson 48. Community engagement, curatorial practice and museum ethos in Alberta, Canada Bryony Onciul Part VI: Contested histories and heritage Introduction to Part VI Sheila Watson 49. Contested townscapes: the walled city as world heritage Oliver Creighton 50. Reassembling Nuremberg, reassembling heritage. Sharon Macdonald 51. Can there be a conciliatory heritage? Erica Lehrer 52. Palimpsest memoryscapes: materializing and mediating war and peace in Sierra Leone Paul Basu 53. Representing the China Dream: a case study in revolutionary cultural heritage Amy Jane Barnes 54. Contested trans-national heritage: the demolition of Changi prison, Singapore Joan Beaumont 55. The politics of community heritage: motivations, authority and control Elizabeth Crooke 56. 'To make the dry bones live': Amedee Forestier's Glastonbury Lake Village James E. Phillips 57. `Introduction' to Contested Landscapes: Movement, Exile and Place Barbara Bender 58. Sensuous (re)collections: The sight and taste of socialism at Grutas Statue Park, Lithuania Gediminis Lankauskas Index

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  • ISBN13: 9781138950924
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 902
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  • ISBN10: 1138950920

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