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Critical Perspectives on Cultural Memory and Heritage

Construction, Transformation and Destruction

Edited by Veysel Apaydin

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ISBN: 9781787354852

Publication: February 13, 2020

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Critical Perspectives on Cultural Memory and Heritage focuses on the importance of memory and heritage for individual and group identity, and for their sense of belonging. It aims to expose the motives and discourses related to the destruction of memory and heritage during times of war, terror, sectarian conflict and through capitalist policies. It is within these affected spheres of cultural heritage where groups and communities ascribe values, develop memories, and shape their collective identity.

Chapters in the volume address cultural memory and heritage from six global perspectives and contexts: first, the relationship between cultural memory and heritage; second, the effect of urban development and large infrastructure on heritage; third, the destruction of indigenous heritage; fourth, the destruction of heritage in relation to erasing memory during sectarian violence and conflict; fifth, the impact of policymaking on cultural heritage assets; and sixth, a broad reflection on the destruction, change and transformation of heritage in an epilogue by Cornelius Holtorf, archaeologist and Chair of Heritage Futures at UNESCO.

The range of sites discussed in the volume – from Australia, Brazil and Syria, to Bosnia, the UK and Taiwan – make it essential reading for researchers in Museum and Heritage Studies, Archaeology and History seeking a global, comprehensive study of cultural memory and heritage.

Veysel Apaydin is a Senior Teaching Fellow in Art, Design and Museology at the UCL Institute of Education, Department of Culture, Communication and Media. He was a Research Associate at the EC Funded project, EMOTIVE, at the Department of Archaeology, University of York. He completed his PhD at the Institute of Archaeology, UCL. His doctoral thesis evaluated uses and abuses of cultural heritage, identity construction and the relationship between heritage, education and attitudes towards heritage, taking modern-day Turkey as its case study. He has worked as an archaeologist and heritage consultant in the United Kingdom and Turkey, and taught in heritage and museum studies and public archaeology courses at the Institute of Archaeology, UCL. He is the author of numerous articles and the editor of the volume Shared Knowledge, Shared Power. Engaging Local and Indigenous Heritage (2018). He is also currently editor of the heritage section of the Open Archaeology journal.

Introduction: Why Cultural Memory and Heritage?

 Veysel Apaydin

PART I CONCEPTUALIZING CULTURAL MEMORY AND HERITAGE

1.      The Interlinkage of Cultural Memory, Heritage and Discourses of Construction, Transformation and Destruction 

            Veysel Apaydin

PART II URBAN HERITAGE, DEVELOPMENT, TRANSFORMATION AND DESTRUCTION

2.      Mega-Structural Violence: Considering African Literary Perspectives on Infrastructure, Modernity and Destruction

Rachel King

3.      Competing for the Past: The London 2012 Olympics, Archaeology, and the ‘Wasteland’

Jonathan Gardner

4.      Covert Erasure and Agents of Change in the Heritage City

Colin Sterling

5.      Heritage, Memory and Social Justice: Reclaiming Space and Identity

Veysel Apaydin

6.      Amnesia by Design: Building and Rebuilding in a Mediterranean Small Island State

Reuben Grima

7.      Vanishing Heritage, Materializing Memory: Construction, Destruction and Social Action in Contemporary Madrid

Jaime Almansa-Sánchez & Nekbet Corpas-Cívicos

PART III INDIGENOUS HERITAGE AND DESTRUCTION

8.      The Denigration and Destruction of Indigenous Heritage Sites and Burial Grounds as Violence

George Nicholas & Claire Smith

9.      Indigenous Latino Heritage: Destruction, Invisibility, Appropriation, Revival, Survivance. Images from Central America.

Paul Edward Montgomery Ramírez

10.  ‘Rescuing’ the Ground from under their Feet? Contract Archaeology and the Destruction of Forest Peoples’ Heritage in the Brazilian Amazon

Bruna Da Rocha

11.  Order and Disorder: Indigenous Australian Cultural Heritages and the Case of Settler Colonial Ambivalence

Amanda Kearney

PART IV CONFLICTS, VIOLENCE, WAR AND DESTRUCTION

12.  Cultural Memory as a Mechanism for Community Cohesion: The Case Study of Dayr Mar Elian esh-Sharqi, Qaryatayn, Syria

Emma Loosley

13.  Bosnia and the Destruction of Identity

Helen Walasek

14.  'Bombing Pompeii!!! Why Not the Pyramids?' Myths and Memories of the Allied Bombing of Pompeii.

Nigel D, Pollard

PART V HERITAGE, IDENTITY AND DESTRUCTION

15.  The Case of the Missing Statues: African American Heritage, Representation and Identity

Erin Linn

16.  Alternating Cycles of the Politics of Forgetting and Remembering the past in Taiwan

Nicolas Zorzin

17.  Which Memory of the Past do we Prefer?

Monique van den Dries & Jose Schreurs

PART VI EPILOGUE

18.  Cultural Heritage is Concerned with the Future. A Critical Epilogue.

Cornelius Holtorf

Index

 

 

 

 

Format: Paperback

Size: 234 × 156 mm

340 Pages

29 colour illustrations Illustrations

29 colour illustrations

Copyright: © 2020

ISBN: 9781787354852

Publication: February 13, 2020

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