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Accounting for What We Treasure: Economic Valuation of Public Heritage  

Sheila Ellwood

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Sep 2018
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Apr 2018
Recent attempts to include and assess public heritage in the accounts of governments and charities are controversial. There are many kinds of value, not merely financial, and various ... More

Agricultural Heritage and Conservation Beyond the Anthropocene  

Daniel Niles

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Sep 2018
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Apr 2018
This chapter explores the contemporary significance of agricultural heritage, a concept in which the largely cultural and societal concerns for heritage preservation are shuffled into ... More

Australia’s Rock Art Heritage: A Thematic Approach to Assessing Scientific Value  

Jo McDonald

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Jan 2019
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Jun 2017
Australia has myriad rock art places that have special significance to their many Indigenous owners and a heritage resource of outstanding universal value to all humankind. The appropriate ... More

The Conservation and Management of Rock Art: An Integrated Approach  

Johannes Loubser

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Jan 2019
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Jun 2017
The aim of this chapter is to review basic components and procedures regarding rock art conservation and management for archaeologists and anybody else who may be interested in such ... More

Contesting the Aesthetic Construction of Community: The New Suburban Landscape  

Denise Lawrence-Zúñiga

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Sep 2018
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Mar 2018
This chapter considers community conflicts arising over the aesthetic character of homes when advocates use government policies and regulations to impose historic preservation values. ... More

Creating Universal Value: The UNESCO World Heritage Convention in Its Fifth Decade  

Christoph Brumann

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Sep 2018
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Feb 2018
This chapter traces the gestation of the UNESCO World Heritage Convention and the rise of the World Heritage title to a global brand and major catalyst for heritage aspirations, ... More

Cultural and Intellectual Property Rights in Rock Art: A Case Study of Australian Indigenous Art  

Stephen Gray

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Jan 2019
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Nov 2017
Questions of legal and cultural rights over rock art are particularly compelling given the very different significance the art holds for Indigenous people compared to that recognized by a ... More

Cultural Heritage: Capital, Commons, and Heritages  

Christian Barrère

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Sep 2018
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Mar 2018
This article criticizes the reduction of Cultural Heritages to Cultural Capital or Cultural Commons. Whereas economists usually reduce heritages to their capital aspects (standard capital ... More

Culturally Reflexive Stewardship: Conserving Ways of Life  

Robert H. Winthrop

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Sep 2018
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Jan 2018
This article is concerned with caring for place, the interweaving of community, landscape, and culture. Culturally reflexive stewardship (crs) involves actions to sustain a way of life, ... More

Culture, Heritage, and the Politics of Becoming  

Joanie Willett

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Sep 2018
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Apr 2018
This chapter argues that critical heritage studies needs to consider not only what culture and heritage says about a place or space, but also what kinds of future possibilities and ... More

Effects of Conversations with Sites of Public Heritage on Collective Memory  

Martin M. Fagin

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Sep 2018
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Mar 2018
Human beings’ unique drive to immortalize the important lessons we have learned is as old as civilization itself. The drive to pass on our cultural heritage to those we are more ... More

From the Archaeology of Childhood to Modern Children Visiting Archaeological Museums: An Italian Perspective  

Claudia Lambrugo

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May 2018
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Jun 2018
This chapter addresses three interconnected topics, beginning with a short overview of the archaeology of children and childhood in Italy, explaining how and why the Italian contribution ... More

Heritage and Management, Professional Utopianism, Administrative Naiveté, and Organizational Uncertainty at the Shipwrecks of Pisa  

Luca Zan and Daniel Shoup

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Sep 2018
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Apr 2018
In 1998, archaeologists discovered the first of sixteen Roman shipwrecks at San Rossore, Pisa, 500 m from the leaning tower. Shortly afterward a grand vision for a “museum with three ... More

Heritage and the Politics of Cooperation  

Tim Winter

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Sep 2018
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Feb 2018
To date the field of heritage politics has primarily focused its attention on contestation, enmity, and destruction. This chapter looks at the politics of cooperation. It identifies themes ... More

Heritage as an Element of the Scenescape  

Martha Frish Okabe, Daniel Silver, and Terry Nichols Clark

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Sep 2018
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May 2018
This chapter discusses a new approach to the study of urban place, “the scenes approach.” While this approach is not exclusively applicable to cities, this chapter is focused on urban ... More

Heritage as Remaking: Locating Heritage in the Contemporary World  

Scott A. Lukas

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Sep 2018
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Mar 2018
This chapter argues for a new perspective on heritage, one that is informed by the contexts of remaking. Traditionally, heritage has referred to specific types of architectural, material, ... More

Intergenerational Learning: A Tool for Building and Transforming Cultural Heritage  

Giulia Cortellesi, Jessica Harpley, and Margaret Kernan

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Sep 2018
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Apr 2018
This chapter explores the potential of intergenerational learning (IGL) occurring in communities around the globe to contribute to cultural conservation and cultural transformation. It ... More

Introduction: Public Heritage as Social Practice  

Angela M. Labrador and Neil Asher Silberman

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Sep 2018
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Apr 2018
The field of cultural heritage is no longer solely dependent on the expertise of art and architectural historians, archaeologists, conservators, curators, and site and museum ... More

Introduction: Towards an Archaeology and Anthropology of Rock Art  

Bruno David and Ian J. McNiven

This Introduction to The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology and Anthropology of Rock Art highlights a number of conceptual themes and issues that go to the heart of rock art research. Rock ... More

Light and its Interaction with Antiquities and Works of Art: A Conservator’s Perspective  

Eleni Kotoula

This chapter addresses issues related to light–object interaction along with its resulting phenomena, taking into consideration materiality issues. It presents light and its role in ... More

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