Museum and Heritage Studies

New and Key Titles 2014

Heritage Studies

  1. Histories of Egyptology

    Interdisciplinary Measures

    Edited by William Carruthers

    Series: Routledge Studies in Egyptology

    Histories of Egyptology are increasingly of interest: to Egyptologists, archaeologists, historians, and others. Yet, particularly as Egypt undergoes a contested process of political redefinition, how do we write these histories, and what (or who) are they for? This volume addresses a variety of...

    Published July 20th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Dignity of Heritage

    By Michael Rowlands, Beverley Butler

    The Dignity of Heritage makes a radical break with routinised accounts and definitions of cultural heritage and with the existing or ‘established’ canon of cultural heritage texts. Jacques Derrida’s rallying call to ‘restore heritage to dignity’ is taken as an alternative guiding metaphor by which...

    To Be Published November 15th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Heritage

    Critical Approaches

    By Rodney Harrison

    Historic sites, memorials, national parks, museums…we live in an age in which heritage is ever-present. But what does it mean to live amongst the spectral traces of the past, the heterogeneous piling up of historic materials in the present? How did heritage grow from the concern of a handful of...

    Published August 29th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Memorylands

    Heritage and Identity in Europe Today

    By Sharon Macdonald

    Memorylands is an original and fascinating investigation of the nature of heritage, memory and understandings of the past in Europe today. It looks at how Europe has become a ’memoryland’ – littered with material reminders of the past, such as museums, heritage sites and memorials; and at how this...

    Published April 1st 2013 by Routledge

  5. Routledge Handbook of Heritage in Asia

    Edited by Patrick Daly, Tim Winter

    This Handbook is the first major volume to examine the conservation of Asia’s culture and nature in relation to the wider social, political and economic forces shaping the region today. Throughout Asia rapid economic and social change means the region’s heritage is at once under threat and...

    Published December 12th 2011 by Routledge

  6. International Law and the Protection of Cultural Heritage

    By Craig Forrest

    The world’s cultural heritage is under threat from war, illicit trafficking, social and economic upheaval, unregulated excavation and neglect. Over a period of almost fifty years, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation has adopted five international conventions that...

    Published August 16th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Ritual, Heritage and Identity

    The Politics of Culture and Performance in a Globalised World

    Edited by Christiane Brosius, Karin M. Polit

    This book explores the importance of ritual and ritual theory to discourses of authenticity and originality, thereby deepening our insight into concepts of cultural heritage, identity and nation in a globalised world. The volume is the first interdisciplinary attempt to understand the significance...

    Published July 20th 2011 by Routledge India

  8. Making Japanese Heritage

    Edited by Christoph Brumann, Rupert A. Cox

    Series: Japan Anthropology Workshop Series

    This book examines the making of heritage in contemporary Japan, investigating the ways in which particular objects, practices and institutions are ascribed public recognition and political significance. Through detailed ethnographic and historical case studies, it analyses the social, economic,...

    Published May 12th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Heritage and Community Engagement

    Collaboration or Contestation?

    Edited by Emma Waterton, Steve Watson

    This book is about the way that professionals in archaeology and in other sectors of heritage interact with a range of stakeholder groups, communities and the wider public. Whilst these issues have been researched and discussed over many years and in many geographical contexts, the debate seems to...

    Published August 9th 2010 by Routledge

  10. The Making of the American Landscape

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Michael P. Conzen

    The only compact yet comprehensive survey of environmental and cultural forces that have shaped the visual character and geographical diversity of the settled American landscape. The book examines the large-scale historical influences that have molded the varied human adaptation of the continent’s...

    Published January 20th 2010 by Routledge

  11. Museums in Postcolonial Europe

    Edited by Dominic Thomas

    The history of European nation-building and identity formation is inextricably connected with museums, and the role they play in displaying the acquired spoils and glorious symbols of geopolitical power in order to mobilize public support for expansionist ventures. This book examines the...

    Published May 30th 2012 by Routledge

  12. Heritage Studies

    Methods and Approaches

    Edited by Marie Louise Stig Sørensen, John Carman

    This is the first volume specifically dedicated to the consolidation and clarification of Heritage Studies as a distinct field with its own means of investigation. It presents the range of methods that can be used and illustrates their application through case studies from different parts of the...

    Published September 17th 2009 by Routledge

  13. Difficult Heritage

    Negotiating the Nazi Past in Nuremberg and Beyond

    By Sharon Macdonald

    How does a city and a nation deal with a legacy of perpetrating atrocity? How are contemporary identities negotiated and shaped in the face of concrete reminders of a past that most wish they did not have? Difficult Heritage focuses on the case of Nuremberg – a city whose name is indelibly linked...

    Published November 13th 2008 by Routledge

  14. Natural Heritage

    At the Interface of Nature and Culture

    Edited by Peter Howard, Thymio Papayannis

    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 (...

    Published January 16th 2008 by Routledge

  15. The Heritage Reader

    Edited by Graham Fairclough, Rodney Harrison, John Schofield, John H. Jameson, Jnr.

    This resource is a much-needed support to the few textbooks in the field and offers an excellent introduction and overview to the established principles and new thinking in cultural heritage management . Leading experts in the field from Europe, North America and Australia, bring together recent...

    Published December 16th 2007 by Routledge

  16. Writers' Houses and the Making of Memory

    Edited by Harald Hendrix

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    This innovative new book examines the ways in which writers’ houses contribute to the making of memory. It shows that houses built or inhabited by poets and novelists both reflect and construct the author’s private and artistic persona; it also demonstrates how this materialized process of...

    Published February 22nd 2012 by Routledge

  17. Uses of Heritage

    By Laurajane Smith

    Examining international case studies including USA, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Laurajane Smith identifies and explores the use of heritage throughout the world. Challenging the idea that heritage value is self-evident, and that things must be preserved because they have an inherent...

    Published August 16th 2006 by Routledge

  18. The Nature of Cultural Heritage, and the Culture of Natural Heritage

    Edited by David Lowenthal, Kenneth Olwig

    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,...

    Published April 20th 2006 by Routledge

  19. Heritage Interpretation

    Edited by Marion Blockley, Alison Hems

    Series: Issues in Heritage Management

    An essential guide to present practice and policy concerning issues in heritage management, Heritage Interpretation draws on the accumulated expertise and international reputation for excellence of the UK heritage industry to describe and analyze best practice in heritage interpretation. The...

    Published December 9th 2005 by Routledge

  20. The Politics of Heritage

    The Legacies of Race

    Edited by Jo Littler, Roshi Naidoo

    Series: Comedia

    While 'social inclusion' and 'cultural diversity' circulate frenetically as buzzwords, are we really ready to accept that ideas about 'race' and 'ethnicity', rather than being a peripheral concern, are at the core of how a nation's heritage is represented and imagined?This book interrogates just...

    Published February 6th 2005 by Routledge

  21. Archaeological Theory and the Politics of Cultural Heritage

    By Laurajane Smith

    This controversial book is a survey of how relationships between indigenous peoples and the archaeological establishment have got into difficulty, and a crucial pointer to how to move forward from this point. With lucid appraisals of key debates such as NAGPRA, Kennewick and the repatriation of...

    Published July 21st 2004 by Routledge

  22. The Dead and their Possessions

    Repatriation in Principle, Policy and Practice

    Edited by Cressida Fforde, Jane Hubert, Paul Turnbull

    Series: One World Archaeology

    Inspired by a key session for the World Archaeological Congress in South Africa, The Dead and their Possessions is the first book to tackle the principle, policy and practice of repatriating museum artefacts, rather than cultural heritage in general. Increasingly, indigenous people world-wide...

    Published June 24th 2004 by Routledge

  23. Public Archaeology

    Edited by Nick Merriman

    Scrutinizing, in detail, the relationship between archaeology, heritage and the public, this much-needed volume explores public interest and participation in archaeology as a subject worthy of academic attention in its own right. Examining case studies from throughout the world; from North America...

    Published April 21st 2004 by Routledge

  24. Heritage and the Olympics

    People, Place and Performance

    Edited by Sean Gammon, Gregory Ramshaw, Emma Waterton

    The Olympic Games have evolved into the most prestigious sport event on the planet. As a consequence, each Games generates more and more interest from the academic community. Sociology, politics, geography and history have all played a part in helping to understand the meanings and implications of...

    Published January 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  25. World Heritage Conservation

    The World Heritage Convention, Linking Culture and Nature for Sustainable Development

    By Claire Cave, Elene Negussie

    The UNESCO World Heritage Convention has become one of the most successful UN instruments for promoting cultural diplomacy and dialogue on conservation of cultural and natural heritage. This book provides an overview of the Convention through an interdisciplinary approach to conservation. It...

    To Be Published July 30th 2015 by Routledge

  26. The Afterlives of Monuments

    Edited by Deborah Cherry

    South Asia is famous for its monuments, past and present. Monuments have been created, destroyed and rescued by competing communities and incoming empires in the making and re-making of history, identity and memory. This collection brings together an international cohort of senior scholars and...

    Published March 27th 2014 by Routledge

  27. Political Culture, Soft Interventions and Nation Building

    Edited by Tiffany Jenkins

    This book raises questions about cultural interventions, an area of investigation somewhat overlooked in place of developing a critique of political interventions. Whilst political interventions are more explicit, coercive, and have a wide-reaching impact, it is important also to examine the way...

    Published July 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  28. Heritage Conservation and Japan's Cultural Diplomacy

    Heritage, National Identity and National Interest

    By Natsuko Akagawa

    Series: Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

    Japan’s heritage conservation policy and practice, as deployed through its foreign aid programs, has become one of the main means through which post-World War II Japan has sought to mark its presence in the international arena, both globally and regionally. Heritage conservation has been intimately...

    Published July 7th 2014 by Routledge

  29. Post-Conflict Development and Heritage

    By John Giblin

    Series: Routledge Studies in Culture and Development

    In recent decades, "post-conflict development" has become a catch-all phrase used to refer to an imagined and idealized transitional process which takes a "recently at war" non-self-sustainable state to self-sustainable status. Within this broadly conceived agenda, "culture" and "heritage" have...

    Published December 15th 2014 by Routledge