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Cultural Heritage Activism, Politics, and Identity: Heritage Movements in Asia

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Explorations in Heritage Studies



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Cultural Heritage Activism, Politics, and Identity

Heritage Movements in Asia

Edited by Ali Mozaffari and Tod Jones

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230 pages, 7 illus., bibliog., index

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“The manuscript fits well within the framework of collected essays on various aspects of heritage which have made recent appearance on themes such as contested and dissonant heritage, the impact of globalization upon multicultural societies and the increasing role of social media in mobilizing identity.” • Brian J. Shaw, School of Earth & Environment (Retired)

Description

Heritage processes vary according to cultural, national, geographical, and historical contexts. This volume is unique in that it is dedicated to approaching the analysis of heritage through the concepts of social movements. Adapting the latest developments in the field of social movements, the chapters examine the formation, use and contestation of heritage by various official, non-official and activist players and the spaces where such ongoing negotiations and contestation take place. By bringing social movements into heritage studies, the book advocates a shift of perspective in understanding heritage, one that is no longer bound by (at times arbitrary) divisions such as those assumed between the state and people or between experts and non-experts.

Ali Mozaffari is a Fellow of the Australian Research Council (DECRA) with the Alfred Deakin Institute, Deakin University, Melbourne. Through his research, Mozaffari seeks to understand the uses of the past in contemporary discourses of heritage and built environment in Iran and West Asia. His publications include Forming National Identity in Iran: The Idea of Homeland Derived from Ancient Persian and Islamic Imaginations of Place (IB Tauris 2014) and World Heritage in Iran; Perspectives on Pasargadae (Routledge 2016)

Tod Jones is an Associate Professor in Geography in the School of Design and Built Environment at Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia. Jones's research interests are cultural and political geographies in Australia and Indonesia, in particular bringing contemporary geography approaches to cultural economy and heritage issues. His current projects are on Indigenous heritage and urban planning, social movements and heritage, and applying a sustainable livelihoods approach to assess heritage initiatives. His most recent book is Culture, Power, and Authoritarianism in the Indonesian State. Cultural Policy across the Twentieth Century to the Reform Era (Brill 2013).

Subject: General Cultural Studies Museum Studies General Anthropology
Area: Asia



Contents

List of illustrations
Foreword
Acknowledgements

Introduction: Negotiation, Strategic Action and the Production of Heritage
Ali Mozaffari and Tod Jones

Chapter 1. Understanding Heritage Activism: Learning from Social Movement Studies
Tod Jones, Ali Mozaffari, and James M. Jasper

Chapter 2. ‘The Past is Always New’: A Framework for Understanding the Centrality of Social Media to Contemporary Heritage Movements
Tod Jones, Transpiosa Riomandha and Hairus Salim

Chapter 3. The Exemplary Foreigner: Cultural Heritage Activism in Regional China
Gary Sigley

Chapter 4. Heritage Activism in Singapore
Terence Chong

Chapter 5. Riverscape as Biocultural Heritage: A Local Indigenous Social Movement Contests a National Park in Nepal
Sudeep Jana Thing

Chapter 6. Heritage for Whom? Caste and Contestation Among Sri Lanka’s Dumbara Rata Weavers
Aimée Douglas

Chapter 7. Heritage Activism and the Media (Framing) in Iran
Ali Mozaffari

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