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Understanding heritage : perspectives in heritage studies / editors, Marie-Theres Albert, Roland Bernecker, Britta Rudolff.

Contributor(s): Albert, Marie-Theres | Bernecker, Roland | Rudolff, Britta | Brandenburgische Technische Universität Cottbus.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Heritage studies (Berlin, Germany): v. 1.Publisher: Berlin ; Boston : Walter de Gruyter, c2013Description: x, 200 p. : col. maps ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9783110308303 (hbk.); 3110308304 (hbk.).Subject(s): Unesco -- Congresses | Cultural property -- Protection -- Congresses | Cultural property -- Protection -- Study and teaching (Graduate) -- Congresses | Historic preservation -- Congresses | Historic sites -- Conservation and restoration -- Congresses | World Heritage areas -- Conservation and restoration -- Congresses | Culture and globalization -- Congresses | Globalization -- Social aspects -- CongressesDDC classification: 363.6​9 UND Online resources: Table of contents
Contents:
Introduction / Marie-Theres Albert -- Heritage studies - paradigmatic reflections / Marie-Theres Albert -- Heritage interpretation as public discourse: towards a new paradigm / Neil A. Silberman -- Learning to engage with human rights in heritage / William Logan -- Cultural landscape theory and practice: moving from observation to experience / Julian Smith -- The shift towards conservation: early history of the 1972 world heritage convention and global heritage conservation / Christina Cameron, Mechtild Rössler -- UNESCO recommendation on the historic urban landscape / Michael Turner -- Managing change: integrating impact assessments in heritage conservation / Ana Pereira Roders, Ron van Oers -- The concept behind the word: translation issues in definitions of heritage / Mathieu Dormaels -- The absence of presence: museums and the "performance" of identity in a Caribbean context / Alissandra Cummins -- Materializing the immaterial: on the paradox of medializing intangible cultural heritage / Thorolf Lipp -- Documentary heritage, digital technologies and the dissemination of knowledge / Anca Claudia Prodan -- Studying heritage in the digital era / Gertraud Koch -- Meaning of the internet of the intangible heritage convention / Alice Halsdorfer.
Summary: The present publication is the first in a new series on existing and innovative paradigms in Heritage Studies. It offers its own emphasis by developing heritage studies with a perspective towards and as a contribution to human development. The publication thus establishes first important points for discussion by reflecting on paradigms of heritage and discussing theoretical positions and application oriented questions within their historic contexts.
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"With the establishment of the International Graduate School: Heritage Studies at Cottbus University, the UNESCO Chair in Heritage Studies has created a new PhD programme with interdisciplinary structures which researches the challenges of globalization to the vast heritage of mankind ... This publication is the product of a research colloquium which was initiated in 2011 already and which was conceived and conducted by PhD students of the programme. Further contributions stem from the International Summer Academy of the IGS which in July 2012 started a research colloquium intended for continuation throughout several years"--Pref.

"This publication is the first in a series of five additional publications which aim to engage in the vast field of Heritage Studies as a whole"--Pref.

"This is the fifth volume in the series of World Heritage Studies published under the auspices of the UNESCO Chair in Heritage Studies in cooperation with the German Commission for UNESCO ... In contrast to the first four volumes, this publication deals only in part with the re-evaluation of the Conventions and their potential to effectively protect heritage and use it in a sustainable manner. In this volume we take a new approach. We discuss heritage in the context of the many developments with which it is confronted and find the answers to challenges ... The aim is to examine the challenges to heritage in the face of globalization"--Introd.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction / Marie-Theres Albert -- Heritage studies - paradigmatic reflections / Marie-Theres Albert -- Heritage interpretation as public discourse: towards a new paradigm / Neil A. Silberman -- Learning to engage with human rights in heritage / William Logan -- Cultural landscape theory and practice: moving from observation to experience / Julian Smith -- The shift towards conservation: early history of the 1972 world heritage convention and global heritage conservation / Christina Cameron, Mechtild Rössler -- UNESCO recommendation on the historic urban landscape / Michael Turner -- Managing change: integrating impact assessments in heritage conservation / Ana Pereira Roders, Ron van Oers -- The concept behind the word: translation issues in definitions of heritage / Mathieu Dormaels -- The absence of presence: museums and the "performance" of identity in a Caribbean context / Alissandra Cummins -- Materializing the immaterial: on the paradox of medializing intangible cultural heritage / Thorolf Lipp -- Documentary heritage, digital technologies and the dissemination of knowledge / Anca Claudia Prodan -- Studying heritage in the digital era / Gertraud Koch -- Meaning of the internet of the intangible heritage convention / Alice Halsdorfer.

The present publication is the first in a new series on existing and innovative paradigms in Heritage Studies. It offers its own emphasis by developing heritage studies with a perspective towards and as a contribution to human development. The publication thus establishes first important points for discussion by reflecting on paradigms of heritage and discussing theoretical positions and application oriented questions within their historic contexts.

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