Cultural Heritage and the Future

Cultural Heritage and the Future

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Cultural Heritage and the Future for the first time brings together a diverse, international group of scholars and experts interested in the relations between cultural heritage and the future. `Preserving the past for the future' is an oft used phrase but what that future will be has never before attracted substantial research and debate in heritage studies. The present book offers a balance of theoretical and empirical content, with extensive case-studies from the US, Europe and Australia. Intended to stimulate multidisciplinary debate and discussion the book will explicitly address an interdisciplinary audience within heritage studies and heritage management.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 159 x 235mm
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138829013
  • 9781138829015

Table of contents

1. Heritage and the Future: An introduction

2. Futures Lost: Preserving heritage for whom?

3. Waste not want not: Heritage, thrift and our children's children

4. Imagining Diversity. Moulding Citizens for Future Societies

5. On nostalgic futurism, or whether the past is really all about the future

6. Saving the Past for the (Archaeologists') Future? The Role of Power and Empire in Official Heritage Management in the U.S.

7. Ruins for the future. Architecture naive and the temporality of heritage

8. The Spectre of Non-Completion

9. The heritage of past and present futures

10. Nostalgia for Infinity: future visions and the heritage of space

11. Hazardous waste as future heritage: the challenge to preserve information for the long-term future

12. The Distant Future and Risks Posed by a Legacy of Deep Geological Radioactive Waste Repositories

13. TBC

14. Nuclear waste as cultural heritage of the future

15. Sustainability and the future of cultural heritage institutions

16. Everything, all the time. Endism, Atemporality and Heritage
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