Corporate Responsibility for Cultural Heritage

Corporate Responsibility for Cultural Heritage

This book examines the relationship between two divergent fields – corporate activity and heritage conservation – linking the financing of conservation and its benefits with the corporate social responsibility (CSR) goals of the private ...

Author: Fiona Starr

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135135829

Category: Architecture

Page: 230

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This book examines the relationship between two divergent fields – corporate activity and heritage conservation – linking the financing of conservation and its benefits with the corporate social responsibility (CSR) goals of the private sector. Through discussion of physical conservation, benefits to heritage site visitors, sustainable development impacts, and corporate benefits such as improved reputation, this book outlines the shared value of corporate support for cultural heritage sites, and encourages financial and in-kind support for conservation and responsible activity by the private sector. Providing a convincing commercial rationale for CSR managers to engage with cultural heritage sites, this book suggests how companies may reap the benefits of CSR for heritage. Author Fiona Starr offers advice for companies looking to specialize in a unique CSR endeavor, especially those looking to engage with emerging markets. The book also provides useful strategies for heritage managers to attract CSR and financial support, offering new look at the financing of heritage conservation at both international and local levels and providing a new approach to the future of financing of cultural heritage conservation
Categories: Architecture

Corporate Responsibility for Cultural Heritage

Corporate Responsibility for Cultural Heritage

Conservation, Sustainable Development, and Corporate Reputation Fiona Starr. Loulanski, T. “Cultural Heritage in the Context of Sustainable Development,” PhD dissertation, Sapporo, Japan: Hokkaido University, 2007.

Author: Fiona Starr

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415656191

Category: Architecture

Page: 229

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This book examines the relationship between two divergent fields – corporate activity and heritage conservation – linking the financing of conservation and its benefits with the corporate social responsibility (CSR) goals of the private sector. Through discussion of physical conservation, benefits to heritage site visitors, sustainable development impacts, and corporate benefits such as improved reputation, this book outlines the shared value of corporate support for cultural heritage sites, and encourages financial and in-kind support for conservation and responsible activity by the private sector. Providing a convincing commercial rationale for CSR managers to engage with cultural heritage sites, this book suggests how companies may reap the benefits of CSR for heritage. Author Fiona Starr offers advice for companies looking to specialize in a unique CSR endeavor, especially those looking to engage with emerging markets. The book also provides useful strategies for heritage managers to attract CSR and financial support, offering new look at the financing of heritage conservation at both international and local levels and providing a new approach to the future of financing of cultural heritage conservation
Categories: Architecture

Mobilising Corporate Social Responsibility for World Cultural Heritage Conservation

Mobilising Corporate Social Responsibility for World Cultural Heritage Conservation

Through case studies and international surveys, this thesis investigates means to mobilise further corporate responsibility for World Cultural Heritage Conservation.

Author: Fiona Starr

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:634617315

Category: Cultural property

Page: 670

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Through case studies and international surveys, this thesis investigates means to mobilise further corporate responsibility for World Cultural Heritage Conservation. It reveals a strong business case for support, based on the sustainable development benefits and shared value for all stakeholders and makes recommendations for using the findings to engage companies.
Categories: Cultural property

The Corporate Responsibility Code Book

The Corporate Responsibility Code Book

The Corporate Responsibility Code Book PERFORMANCE STANDARD 8 Cultural Heritage Scope of Application 2. The applicability of this Performance Standard is established during the environmental and social risks and impacts identification ...

Author: Deborah Leipziger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351276382

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 536

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The Corporate Responsibility Code Book has become the go-to guide for companies trying to understand the landscape of corporate responsibility and searching for their own, unique route towards satisfying diverse stakeholders. There is no one-size-fits-all approach. A company may face quite different challenges if it operates in more than one part of the world. And yet stakeholders, especially consumers and investors, are keen for some degree of comparability with which they can evaluate corporate performance. There are countervailing forces at work within corporate responsibility: on the one hand is the need for convergence in order to simplify the large numbers of codes and standards; and, on the other hand, the need to foster diversity and innovation. Many of the best codes of conduct and standards are not well known, while some CR instruments that are well disseminated are not terribly effective. Some comprehensive codes of conduct achieve nothing, while other quite vague codes of conduct become well embedded into the organization and foster innovation and change. This landmark book explains the best CR instruments available, and distils their most valuable elements. In the fully revised third edition, Deborah Leipziger widens her lens to provide detailedanalysis of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, the Gender EqualityPrinciples and ISO 26000 while updating other key tools such as the Equator Principles, the OECD guidelines and GRI’s new G4 framework. The codes in this book cover a wide range of issues, including human rights, labour rights,environmental management, corruption and corporate governance. The book also includeshow-to (or process) codes focusing on reporting, stakeholder engagement and assurance.
Categories: Business & Economics

Corporate Citizenship

Corporate Citizenship

Innovative corporate social responsibility in Botswana: The Debswana mining company study case. Contaduría y Administración, 233(enero-abril), 85–98. Starr, F. (2013). Corporate responsibility for cultural heritage conservation, ...

Author: France Maphosa

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030677664

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The Cultural Turn in International Aid

The Cultural Turn in International Aid

Corporate Social Responsibility and Development: An Anthropological Perspective. Development Southern Africa, 23(2), pp. 213–222. Starr, F., 2013. Corporate Responsibility for Cultural Heritage: Conservation, Sustainable Development, ...

Author: Sophia Labadi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351208574

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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The Cultural Turn in International Aid is one of the first volumes to analyse a wide and comprehensive range of issues related to culture and international aid in a critical and constructive manner. Assessing why international aid is provided for cultural projects, rather than for other causes, the book also considers whether and how donor funded cultural projects can address global challenges, including post-conflict recovery, building peace and security, strengthening resilience, or promoting human rights. With contributions from experts around the globe, this volume critically assesses the impact of international aid, including the diverse power relations and inequalities it creates, and the interests it serves at international, national and local levels. The book also considers projects that have failed and analyses the reasons for their failure, drawing out lessons learnt and considering what could be done better in the future. Contributors to the volume also consider the influence of donors in privileging some forms of culture over others, creating or maintaining specific memories, identities, and interpretations of history, and their reasons for doing so. These rich discussions are contextualised through a historical section, which considers the definitions, approaches and discourses related to culture and aid at international and regional levels. Providing consideration of manifold manifestations of culture, The Cultural Turn in International Aid will be of great interest to scholars, students and practitioners. It will be particularly useful for those engaged in the study of heritage, anthropology, international aid and development, international relations, humanitarian studies, community development, cultural studies, politics or sociology.
Categories: Social Science

Architectural Conservation in Asia

Architectural Conservation in Asia

Corporate Responsibility for Cultural Heritage: Conservation, Sustainable Development, and Corporate Reputation. London: Routledge. Stovel, Herb. 1993. “Notes on Aspects of Authenticity, Reflections from the Bergen Meeting,” in K.E. ...

Author: John H. Stubbs

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317406198

Category: Architecture

Page: 598

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At a time when organized heritage protection in Asia is developing at a rapid pace, Architectural Conservation in Asia provides the first comprehensive overview of architectural conservation practice from Afghanistan to the Philippines. The country-by-country analysis adopted by the book draws out local insights, experiences, best practice and solutions for effective cultural heritage management that will inform study and practice both in Asia and beyond. Whereas architectural conservation in much of the Western world has been extensively documented, this book brings together coverage of many regions where architectural conservation has been understudied. Following on from the highly influential companion volumes on global architectural conservation and architectural conservation in Europe and the Americas, with this book the authors extend their pioneering global examination to the dynamic and evolving field of architectural conservation in Asia. Throughout the book, the authors and regional experts provide local case studies and profile topics that bring depth and insight to this ambitious study. As architectural conservation becomes increasingly global in practice, this book will be of considerable assistance to architectural conservation practitioners, site managers and students of architecture, planning, archaeology and heritage studies worldwide.
Categories: Architecture

Heritage and Globalisation

Heritage and Globalisation

Corporate responsibility for cultural heritage Neither the state nor the private sector can afford to act alone to protect heritage (Riley 1997), but it is also certain that public and NGO sources of funding are simply unable to ...

Author: Sophia Labadi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136965265

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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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 examines the tensions between the universal claims of much heritage practice, particularly that associated with the World Heritage system, and national and local perspectives. It explores the international legal framework developed since World War Two to protect heritage, particularly at times of war, and from theft, showing how contemporary global problems of conflict and illicit trade continue to challenge the international legal system. Heritage and Globalisation critiques the incorporation of heritage in the world economy through the policies of international development organisations and the global tourism trade. It also approaches heritage from seldom-considered perspectives, as a form of aid, as a development paradigm, and as a form of sustainable practice. The book identifies some of the most pressing issues likely to face the heritage industry at a global level in coming decades, including the threat posed by climate change and the need for poverty reduction. Providing a historically and theoretically rigorous approach to heritage as a form of and manifestation of globalisation, the volume’s emphasis is on contemporary issues and new fields for heritage practice.
Categories: Social Science

A Companion to Heritage Studies

A Companion to Heritage Studies

Starr, F. (2013) Corporate Responsibility for Cultural Heritage: Conservation, Sustainable Development, and Corporate Reputation. London: Routledge. Talandier, M. (2008) Le classement UNESCO favorise‐t‐il l'activité touristique et le ...

Author: William Logan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118486610

Category: Social Science

Page: 624

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A Companion to Heritage Studies is a comprehensive, state-of-the-art survey of the interdisciplinary study of cultural heritage. Outlines the key themes of research, including cultural preservation, environmental protection, world heritage and tourism, ethics, and human rights Accessibly organized into a substantial framework-setting essay by the editors followed by three sections on expanding, using and abusing, and recasting heritage Provides a cutting-edge guide to emerging trends in the field that is that is global in scope, cross-cultural in focus and critical in approach Features contributions from an international array of scholars, including some with extensive experience in heritage practice through UNESCO World Heritage Centre, ICOMOS, and national heritage systems
Categories: Social Science

Conserving Cultural Landscapes

Conserving Cultural Landscapes

Routledge Studies in Heritage 1 Intangible Natural Heritage New Perspectives on Natural Objects Edited by Eric ... the World's Past Zeynep Aygen 4 Corporate Responsibility for Cultural Heritage Conservation, Sustainable Development, ...

Author: Ken Taylor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317800897

Category: Social Science

Page: 394

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New approaches to both cultural landscapes and historic urban landscapes increasingly recognize the need to guide future change, rather than simply protecting the fabric of the past. Challenging traditional notions of historic preservation, Conserving Cultural Landscapes takes a dynamic multifaceted approach to conservation. It builds on the premise that a successful approach to urban and cultural landscape conservation recognizes cultural as well as natural values, sustains traditional connections to place, and engages people in stewardship where they live and work. It brings together academics within the humanities and humanistic social sciences, conservation and preservation professionals, practitioners, and stakeholders to rethink the meaning and practice of cultural heritage conservation, encourage international cooperation, and stimulate collaborative research and scholarship.
Categories: Social Science

Wall Memorials and Heritage

Wall Memorials and Heritage

... 4 Corporate Responsibility for Cultural Heritage Conservation, Sustainable Development, and Corporate Reputation Fiona Starr 5 Counterheritage Critical Perspectives on Heritage Conservation in Asia Denis Byrne 6 Industrial Heritage ...

Author: Sybille Frank

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317667841

Category: Art

Page: 286

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Analysing the transformation of Berlin’s former Allied border control point, "Checkpoint Charlie," into a global heritage industry, this volume provides an introduction to, and a theoretically informed structuring of, the interdisciplinary international heritage debate. This crucial case study demonstrates that an unregulated global heritage industry has developed in Berlin which capitalizes on the internationally very attractive – but locally still very painful – heritage of the Berlin Wall. Frank explores the conflicts that occur when private, commercial interests in interpreting and selling history to an international audience clash with traditional, institutionalized public forms of local and national heritage-making and commemorative practices, and with the victims’ perspectives. Wall Memorials and Heritage illustrates existing approaches to heritage research and develops them in dialogue with Berlin’s traditions of conveying history, and the specific configuration of the heritage industry at "Checkpoint Charlie". Productively integrating theory with empirical evidence, this innovative book enriches the international literature on heritage and its economic and political contexts.
Categories: Art

Heritage and Memory of War

Heritage and Memory of War

... Natural Heritage New Perspectives on Natural Objects Edited by Eric Dorfman 2 Cultural Heritage and Prisoners of ... Conservation Saving the World's Past Zeynep A ygen 4 Corporate Responsibility for Cultural Heritage Conservation, ...

Author: Gilly Carr

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317566984

Category: History

Page: 320

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Every large nation in the world was directly or indirectly affected by the impact of war during the course of the twentieth century, and while the historical narratives of war of these nations are well known, far less is understood about how small islands coped. These islands – often not nations in their own right but small outposts of other kingdoms, countries, and nations – have been relegated to mere footnotes in history and heritage studies as interesting case studies or unimportant curiosities. Yet for many of these small islands, war had an enduring impact on their history, memory, intangible heritage and future cultural practices, leaving a legacy that demanded some form of local response. This is the first comprehensive volume dedicated to what the memories, legacies and heritage of war in small islands can teach those who live outside them, through closely related historical and contemporary case studies covering 20th and 21st century conflict across the globe. The volume investigates a number of important questions: Why and how is war memory so enduring in small islands? Do factors such as population size, island size, isolation or geography have any impact? Do close ties of kinship and group identity enable collective memories to shape identity and its resulting war-related heritage? This book contributes to heritage and memory studies and to conflict and historical archaeology by providing a globally wide-ranging comparative assessment of small islands and their experiences of war. Heritage of War in Small Island Territories is of relevance to students, researchers, heritage and tourism professionals, local governments, and NGOs.
Categories: History

Corporate Social Responsibility in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry

Corporate Social Responsibility in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry

Corporate responsibility for cultural heritage: Conservation, sustainable development and corporate reputation. Abingdon, UK: Routledge. Stockwell, T., Lang, E. & Rydon, P. (1993). High risk drinking settings: the association of serving ...

Author: Guliani, Lipika Kaur

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781466699038

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 356

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Increased tourism benefits local economies by creating more revenue and employment options as interest in the location grows. However, as the hospitality and travel industry continues to grow and adapt, it becomes imperative that they implement socially responsible procedures. Corporate Social Responsibility in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry discusses issues and challenges faced by organizations implementing responsible business practices within the travel, hotel, leisure and hospitality industries. Featuring best practices and theoretical concepts on the support of local economies, ethical sourcing of native goods, and sustainability procedures, this publication is a vital source for policy makers, academicians, researchers, students, technology developers, and government officials interested in emergent ethical and moral practices within the travel industry.
Categories: Business & Economics

A Future in Ruins

A Future in Ruins

Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2011. Starr, F. Corporate Responsibility for Cultural Heritage. New York: Routledge, 2013. Stone, P. “Protecting Cultural Heritage in Times of Conflict: Lessons from Iraq.” Archaeologies 5, no.

Author: Lynn Meskell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190648367

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Best known for its World Heritage program committed to "the identification, protection and preservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity," the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was founded in 1945 as an intergovernmental agency aimed at fostering peace, humanitarianism, and intercultural understanding. Its mission was inspired by leading European intellectuals such as Henri Bergson, Marie Curie, Albert Einstein, Thomas Mann, H. G. Wells, and Aldous and Julian Huxley. Often critiqued for its inherent Eurocentrism, UNESCO and its World Heritage program today remain embedded within modernist principles of "progress" and "development" and subscribe to the liberal principles of diplomacy and mutual tolerance. However, its mission to prevent conflict, destruction, and intolerance, while noble and much needed, increasingly falls short, as recent battles over the World Heritage sites of Preah Vihear, Chersonesos, Jerusalem, Palmyra, Aleppo, and Sana'a, among others, have underlined. A Future in Ruins is the story of UNESCO's efforts to save the world's heritage and, in doing so, forge an international community dedicated to peaceful co-existence and conservation. It traces how archaeology and internationalism were united in Western initiatives after the political upheavals of the First and Second World Wars. This formed the backdrop for the emergent hopes of a better world that were to captivate the "minds of men." UNESCO's leaders were also confronted with challenges and conflicts about their own mission. Would the organization aspire to intellectual pursuits that contributed to the dream of peace or instead be relegated to an advisory and technical agency? An eye-opening and long overdue account of a celebrated yet poorly understood agency, A Future in Ruins calls on us all to understand how and why the past comes to matter in the present, who shapes it, and who wins or loses as a consequence.
Categories: Social Science

Finding Solutions for Protecting and Sharing Archaeological Heritage Resources

Finding Solutions for Protecting and Sharing Archaeological Heritage Resources

Publicación del proyecto regional para el Patrimonio cultural, Urbano y NaturalAmbiental, PNUD/Unesco. Lima: Industrial Grafica SA. Starr, F. (2013). Corporate responsibility for cultural heritage: Conservation, ...

Author: Anne P. Underhill

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319202556

Category: Social Science

Page: 154

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This volume provides case studies about successful strategies employed in diverse world areas for the protection of archaeological heritage resources. Some chapters focus on a search for solutions arrived at by diverse groups of people working in specific areas rather than simply describing loss of cultural heritage. Other chapters provide a long-term view of intensified efforts at protection of archaeological resources. The authors describe challenges and solutions derived by concerned people in eastern Asia (China, Japan, Thailand), West Africa, Easter Island, Jordan, Honduras and more than one area of Peru. All of the authors draw upon deep, personal involvement with the protection of cultural heritage in each area. This volume is a timely addition to a growing number of conferences and publications about the management of cultural heritage—both archaeological and historical.
Categories: Social Science

The Making of Heritage

The Making of Heritage

1 Intangible Natural Heritage New Perspectives on Natural Objects Edited by Eric Dorfman 2 Cultural Heritage and ... the World's Past Zeynep Aygen 4 Corporate Responsibility for Cultural Heritage Conservation, Sustainable Development, ...

Author: Camila Del Marmol

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135013011

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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This volume explores the process of heritage making and its relation to the production of touristic places, examining several case studies around the world. Most existing literature on heritage and tourism centers either on its managerial aspects, the tourist experience, or issues related to inequality and identity politics. This volume instead establishes theoretical links between analyses of heritage and the production and reproduction of places in the context of the global tourist trade. The approach adopted here is to explore the production of heritage as a complex process shaped by local and global discourses that can have a deep impact on several policies and legislations. Heritage itself has now become not only a global discourse, but also a global practice, which may eventually lead to the use of heritage as a field for hegemony. From these perspectives, heritage making may be incorporated in the world economy, mainly through the global tourism trade. The chapters in this book stress the need for identifying the intrinsic political implications of these processes, relocating their study in political, economic and social settings. Combined with a diversified set of theoretical approaches and research methods, guided by a common thematic rationale, The Making of Heritage is at the forefront of current debates about heritage.
Categories: Social Science

Industrial Heritage Sites in Transformation

Industrial Heritage Sites in Transformation

Routledge Studies in Heritage 1 Intangible Natural Heritage New Perspectives on Natural Objects Edited by Eric ... the World's Past Zeynep Aygen 4 Corporate Responsibility for Cultural Heritage Conservation, Sustainable Development, ...

Author: Harald A. Mieg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317755203

Category: Social Science

Page: 222

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The management of industrial heritage sites requires rethinking in the context of urban change, and the issue of how to balance protection, preservation/conservation, and development becomes all the more crucial as industrial heritage sites grow in number. This brings into play new challenges—not only through the known conflicts between monument preservation and contemporary architecture, but also with the increasing demand for economic urban development by reusing the built heritage of former industrial sites. This book explores the conservation and change of industrial heritage sites in transformation, presenting and examining ten European and Asian case studies. The interdisciplinary approach of the book connects a diversity of rationales and discourses, including monument protection, World Heritage conventions, urban regeneration, urban planning and design, architecture, and politics. This is the first book to deepen the understanding of industrial heritage site management as a networked, multi-dimensional task involving diverse social agents and societal discourses.
Categories: Social Science

Heritage after Conflict

Heritage after Conflict

Routledge Studies in Heritage 4 Corporate Responsibility for Cultural Heritage Conservation, Sustainable Development, and Corporate Reputation Fiona Starr 5 Counterheritage Critical Perspectives on Heritage Conservation in Asia Denis ...

Author: Elizabeth Crooke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351164306

Category: History

Page: 176

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The year 2018 marks the twentieth anniversary of the signing of the Belfast Agreement that initiated an uneasy peace in Northern Ireland after the forty years of the Troubles. The last twenty years, however, has still not been sufficient time to satisfactorily resolve the issue of how to deal with the events of the conflict and the dissonant heritages that both gave rise to it and were, in turn, fuelled by it. With contributions from across the UK and Europe, Heritage after Conflict brings together a range of expertise to examine the work to which heritage is currently being put within Northern Ireland. Questions about the contemporary application of remembering infiltrate every aspect of heritage studies, including built heritages, urban regeneration and planning, tourism, museum provision and intangible cultural heritages. These represent challenges for heritage professionals, who must carefully consider how they might curate and conserve dissonant heritages without exacerbating political tensions that might spark violence. Through a lens of critical heritage studies, contributors to this book locate their work within the wider contexts of post-conflict societies, divided cities and dissonant heritages. Heritage after Conflict should be essential reading for academics, researchers and postgraduate students engaged in the study of the social sciences, history, peace studies, economics, cultural geography, museum heritage and cultural policy, and the creative arts. It should also be of great interest to heritage professionals.
Categories: History

Counterheritage

Counterheritage

Routledge Studies in Heritage 1 Intangible Natural Heritage New Perspectives on Natural Objects Edited by Eric ... Aygen 4 Corporate Responsibility for Cultural Heritage Conservation, Sustainable Development, and Corporate Reputation By ...

Author: Denis Byrne

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317800774

Category: Social Science

Page: 234

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The claim that heritage practice in Asia is Eurocentric may be well-founded, but the view that local people in Asia need to be educated by heritage practitioners and governments to properly conserve their heritage distracts from the responsibility of educating oneself about the local-popular beliefs and practices which constitute the bedrock of most people’s engagement with the material past. Written by an archaeologist who has long had one foot in the field of heritage practice and another in the academic camp of archaeology and heritage studies, Counterheritage is at once a forthright critique of current heritage practice in the Asian arena and a contribution to this project of self-education. Popular religion in Asia – including popular Buddhism and Islam, folk Catholicism, and Chinese deity cults – has a constituency that accounts for a majority of Asia’s population, making its exclusion from heritage processes an issue of social justice, but more pragmatically it explains why many heritage conservation programs fail to gain local traction. This book describes how the tenets of popular religion affect building and renovation practices and describes how modernist attempts to suppress popular religion in Asia in the early and mid-twentieth century impacted religious ‘heritage.’ Author Denis Byrne argues that the campaign by archaeologists and heritage professionals against the private collecting and ‘looting’ of antiquities in Asia largely ignores the regimes of value which heritage discourse has helped erect and into which collectors and local diggers play. Focussing on the Philippines, Thailand, and Taiwan but also referencing China and other parts of Southeast Asia, richly detailed portraits are provided of the way people live with ‘old things’ and are affected by them. Narratives of the author’s fieldwork are woven into arguments built upon an extensive and penetrating reading of the historical and anthropological literature. The critical stance embodied in the title ‘counterheritage’ is balanced by the optimism of the book’s vision of a different practice of heritage, advocating a view of heritage objects as vibrant, agentic things enfolded in social practice rather than as inert and passive surfaces subject to conservation.
Categories: Social Science

Marie Antoinette at Petit Trianon

Marie Antoinette at Petit Trianon

Routledge Studies in Heritage International Heritage and Historic Building Conservation Saving the World's Past Zeynep Aygen Corporate Responsibility for Cultural Heritage Conservation, Sustainable Development, and Corporate Reputation ...

Author: Denise Maior-Barron

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351345088

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

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Marie Antoinette at Petit Trianon challenges common perceptions of the last Queen of France, appraising the role she played in relation to the events of French Revolution through an original analysis of contemporary heritage practices and visitor perceptions at her former home, the Petit Trianon. Controversy and martyrdom have placed Marie Antoinette’s image within a spectrum of cultural caricatures that range from taboo to iconic. With a foundation in critical heritage studies, this book examines the diverse range of contemporary images portraying Marie Antoinette’s historical character, showing how they affect the interpretation and perception of the Petit Trianon. By considering both producers and receivers of these cultural heritage exponents - Marie Antoinette’s historical figure and the historic house museum of the Petit Trianon - the book expands current understandings of twenty-first century cultural heritage perceptions in relation to tourism and popular culture. A useful case study for academics, researchers and postgraduate students of cultural heritage, it will also be of interest to historians, keepers of house museums and those working in the field of tourism studies.
Categories: Social Science