Heritage and Nationalism
Understanding populism through big data
Praise for Heritage and Nationalism
'This pioneering book reports on a large, data-intensive project about modern life: how important, it asked, are notions of the past – represented here by Iron Age, Roman and early medieval Europe – in affecting decisions in contemporary politics and society? ...We are encouraged, and challenged, in the perhaps surprising if nonetheless significant discovery that “experts” do matter when it comes to determining public information and emphasis.'
Chiara Bonacchi is Chancellor's Fellow in Heritage, Text and Data Mining and Senior Lecturer in Heritage at the University of Edinburgh (from March 2022).
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‘This book represents an extraordinary contribution to the study of the complex interplays between heritage and nationalism. It proposes a novel approach based on the study of big data from social media, using a range of case studies that encompass from the Italian elections to Brexit Britain and Trump's border policies. A must-read for anyone interested in the uses of the past for present political discourses.’ – Manuel Fernández-Götz, University of Edinburgh
‘Bonacchi’s ground-breaking study provides important new approaches to understanding the politics of the past in the present through an exploration of populist nationalism in social media. In doing so, it not only makes a sustained argument regarding the value of social media big data for heritage research, but also shows how social media is transforming heritage and its futures.’ – Rodney Harrison, UCL
Format: Open Access PDF
24 colour illustrations
Copyright: © 2022
Publication: March 14, 2022