Understanding heritage and memory

Edited by Tim Benton

Understanding heritage and memory

Book Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 978-0-7190-8153-8
  • Pages: 328
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £24.99
  • Published Date: January 2010
  • BIC Category: The arts / Art treatments & subjects, Reference, information & interdisciplinary subjects / Museology & heritage studies, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural, ART / Museum Studies, Social & cultural anthropology, Fine arts: treatments & subjects, Art History, Archaeology


Written by an interdisciplinary team of scholars, this authoritative text explores the emotive issues surrounding the commemoration of war and atrocity, and the profound challenges for conservators posed by 'virtual', 'intangible' and 'multicultural' heritage. New international case studies demonstrate that while interest in the memorialisation of the great national upheavals of the last century has never been more acute, many of the problems of conserving the past in diverse and disparate societies remain to be resolved.

Aimed primarily at students in heritage studies and professionals in heritage industries, this book is one of three in the Understanding Global Heritage series.


List of figures
Notes on contributors
List of abbreviations
1. Heritage and public memory (Tim Benton and Clementine Cecil)
2. The heritage of public commemoration (Tim Benton and Penelope Curtis)
3. Contentious heritage (Karl Hack)
4. Heritage and changes of regime (Tim Benton)
5. Multicultural and minority heritage (Rodney Harrison)
6. Heritage, landscape and memory (Susie West and Sabelo Ndlovu)
7. Intangible heritage (Rodney Harrison and Deborah Rose)
8.: Heritage and the recent and contemporary past (Rebecca Ferguson, Rodney Harrison and Daniel Weinbren)


Tim Benton is Professor of Art History at The Open University

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