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Politics of Scale
New Directions in Critical Heritage Studies
Edited by Tuuli Lähdesmäki, Suzie Thomas, and Yujie Zhu
190 pages, 15 illus., bibliog., index
ISBN 978-1-78920-016-4 $120.00/£85.00 Hb Published (January 2019)
eISBN 978-1-78920-017-1 eBook
Critical Heritage Studies is a new and fast-growing interdisciplinary field of study seeking to explore power relations involved in the production and meaning-making of cultural heritage. Politics of Scale offers a global, multi- and interdisciplinary point of view to the scaled nature of heritage, and provides a theoretical discussion on scale as a social construct and a method in Critical Heritage Studies. The international contributors provide examples and debates from a range of diverse countries, discuss how heritage and scale interact in current processes of heritage meaning-making, and explore heritage-scale relationship as a domain of politics.
Tuuli Lähdesmäki is an Academy Research Fellow and Adjunct Professor at the Department of Music, Art and Culture Studies, University of Jyväskylä (JYU), Finland. Lähdesmäki specializes in heritage, culture, and identity politics particularly in the European context.
Suzie Thomas is Professor of Cultural Heritage Studies at the University of Helsinki, Finland. She is interested in non-professional and so-called alternative engagements with cultural heritage, ‘dark’ heritage and heritage crime.
Yujie Zhu is a Lecturer in the Centre for Heritage and Museum Studies at the Australian National University. His research focuses on heritage, tourism, memory, religious practices and cultural politics.
Subject: General Cultural Studies Museum Studies
List of Figures and Tables
David C. Harvey and Ali Mozaffari
Introduction: Heritage and Scale
Tuuli Lähdesmäki, Yujie Zhu and Suzie Thomas
PART I: SCALED CONCEPTUALIZATION OF HERITAGE
Chapter 1. Politics of Scale: Cultural Heritage in China
Chapter 2. The ‘European Significance’ of Heritage: Politics of Scale in EU Heritage Policy Discourse
Tuuli Lähdesmäki and Katja Mäkinen
Chapter 3. The Dynamics of Scale in Digital Heritage Cultures
Rhiannon Bettivia and Elizabeth Stainforth
PART II: SCALE IN HERITAGE INSTITUTIONS AND POLICIES
Chapter 4. Managed Landscapes: The Social Construction of Scale at Angkor
Chapter 5. The Politics of Border Heritage: EU’s Cross-Border Cooperation as Scalar Politics in the Spanish-Portuguese Border
Chapter 6. Broadening the Scope of Heritage: The Concept of Cultural Environment and Scalar Relations in Finnish Cultural
Satu Kähkönen and Tuuli Lähdesmäki
PART III: SCALE IN HERITAGE PRACTICES
Chapter 7. Locals, Incomers, Tourists and Gold Diggers: Space, Politics and the ‘Dark Heritage’ Legacy of the Second World War in Finnish Lapland
Chapter 8. Becoming Mediterranean: The Intangible Cultural Heritage of Klapa Singing in Identity-Building and Nation-Branding
Eni Buljubašić and Tuuli Lähdesmäki
Chapter 9. Tuning in to Radio Heritage in Newfoundland
Michael Windover and Hilary Grant
Afterword: The Politics of Scale for Intangible Cultural Heritage: Identification, Ownership and Representation
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