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Series Spotlight: Key Issues in Cultural Heritage

Studying or teaching Heritage Studies? Find out more about our Key Issues in Cultural Heritage series here...

Key Issues in Cultural Heritage is a unique series which aims to identify interdisciplinary debates within the changing and under-theorized field of Heritage Studies and to explore how they impact the practices not only of heritage management and conservation, but also the processes of production, consumption and engagement with heritage in its many and varied forms. Each volume brings together a selection of international contributors and global case studies, providing a balance of theoretical and empirical content.

All of the books in this series are available on e-inspection. To request an e-inspection copy, simply click on a book below to go to that book's page and then click on the e-Inspection Copy button to fill out the online request form.

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  1. Managing Cultural Landscapes

    Edited by Ken Taylor, Jane Lennon

    Series: Key Issues in Cultural Heritage

    One of our deepest needs is for a sense of identity and belonging. A common feature in this is human attachment to landscape and how we find identity in landscape and place. The late 1980s and early 1990s saw a remarkable flowering of interest in, and understanding of, cultural landscapes. With...

    Published February 13th 2012 by Routledge

  2. The Heritage of War

    Edited by Martin Gegner, Bart Ziino

    Series: Key Issues in Cultural Heritage

    The Heritage of War is an interdisciplinary study of the ways in which heritage is mobilized in remembering war, and in reconstructing landscapes, political systems and identities after conflict. It examines the deeply contested nature of war heritage in a series of places and contexts,...

    Published August 16th 2011 by Routledge

  3. Heritage, Labour and the Working Classes

    Edited by Laurajane Smith, Paul Shackel, Gary Campbell

    Series: Key Issues in Cultural Heritage

    Heritage, Labour and the Working Classes is both a celebration and commemoration of working class culture. It contains sometimes inspiring accounts of working class communities and people telling their own stories, and weaves together examples of tangible and intangible heritage, place, history,...

    Published June 26th 2011 by Routledge

  4. Heritage and Globalisation

    Edited by Sophia Labadi, Colin Long

    Series: Key Issues in Cultural Heritage

    This volume analyzes the politics, policy and practice of cultural heritage at the global level, identifying the major directions in which international heritage practice is moving, and exploring the key issues likely to shape the cultural heritage field well into the twenty-first century. It...

    Published June 14th 2010 by Routledge

  5. Cultural Diversity, Heritage and Human Rights

    Intersections in Theory and Practice

    Edited by Michele Langfield, William Logan, Mairead Nic Craith

    Series: Key Issues in Cultural Heritage

    This theoretically innovative anthology investigates the problematic linkages between conserving cultural heritage, maintaining cultural diversity, defining and establishing cultural citizenship, and enforcing human rights. It is the first publication to address the notions of cultural diversity,...

    Published November 29th 2009 by Routledge

  6. Places of Pain and Shame

    Dealing with 'Difficult Heritage'

    Edited by William Logan, Keir Reeves

    Series: Key Issues in Cultural Heritage

    Places of Pain and Shame is a cross-cultural study of sites that represent painful and/or shameful episodes in a national or local community’s history, and the ways that government agencies, heritage professionals and the communities themselves seek to remember, commemorate and conserve these cases...

    Published December 3rd 2008 by Routledge

  7. Intangible Heritage

    Edited by Laurajane Smith, Natsuko Akagawa

    Series: Key Issues in Cultural Heritage

    This volume examines the implications and consequences of the idea of ‘intangible heritage’ to current international academic and policy debates about the meaning and nature of cultural heritage and the management processes developed to protect it. It provides an accessible account of the different...

    Published December 1st 2008 by Routledge