Displaced Heritage

Displaced Heritage : Responses to Disaster, Trauma, and Loss

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The essays in this volume address the displacement of natural and cultural heritage caused by disasters, whether they be dramatic natural impacts or terrible events unleashed by humankind, including holocaust and genocide. Disasters can be natural or human-made, rapid or slow, great or small, yet the impact is effectively the same; nature, people and cultural heritage are displaced or lost. Yet while heritage and place are at risk from disasters, in time, sites of suffering are sometimes reframed as sites of memory; through this different lens these "difficult" places become heritage sites that attract tourists. Ranging widely chronologically and geographically, the contributors explore the impact of disasters, trauma and suffering on heritage and sense of place, in both theory and practice.

Contributors: Kai Erikson, Catherine Roberts, Philip R. Stone, Stephen Miles, Susannah Eckersley, Gerard Corsane, Graeme Were, Jo Besley, Tim Padley, Chia-Li Chen, Jonathan Skinner, Diana Walters, Shalini Sharma, Ellie Land, Rob Morley, Ian Convery, John Welshman, Aron Mazel, Andrew Law, Bryony Onciul, Sarah Elliott, Rebecca Whittle, Will Medd, Maggie Mort, Hugh Deeming, Marion Walker, Clare Twigger-Ross, Gordon Walker, Nigel Watson, Richard Johnson, Esther Edwards, James Gardner, Brij Mohan, Josephine Baxter, Takashi Harada, Arthur McIvor, Rupert Ashmore, Peter Lurz, Marc Ancrenaz, Isabelle Lackman, OEzgun Emre Can, Bryndis Snaebjoernsdottir, Mark Wilson, Pat Caplan, Billy Sinclar, Phil O'Keefe
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Product details

  • Hardback | 359 pages
  • 172 x 244 x 25.4mm | 861.83g
  • The Boydell Press
  • Woodbridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 3 Line drawings, black and white; 60 Illustrations, black and white
  • 1843839636
  • 9781843839637
  • 1,822,998

Table of contents

Introduction - Ian Convery and Gerard Corsane and Peter Davis
Dark Tourism and Dark Heritage: Emergent Themes, Issues and Consequences - Catherine Roberts and Philip R Stone
Anthropogenic Disaster and Sense of Place: Battlefield Sites as Tourist Attractions - Stephen Miles
Memorialisation in Eastern Germany: Displacement, (Re)placement and Integration of Macro- and Micro-Heritage - Susannah Eckersley and Gerard Corsane
Remembering the Queensland Floods: Community Collecting in the Wake of Natural Disaster - Jo Besley and Graeme Were
Displaced Heritage and Family Histories: Could a Foreign Family's Heritage in China Become an Ecomuseum 'Hub' for Cultural Tourism Management? - Gerard Corsane
Walls, Displacement and Heritage - Tim Padley
Remembering Traumatic Events: The 921 Earthquake Education Park, Taiwan - Chia-Li Chen
Maze Breaks in Northern Ireland: Terrorism, Tourism and Storytelling in the Shadows of Modernity - Jonathan Skinner
'We shall never forget, but cannot remain forever on the battlefield': Museums, Heritage and Peacebuilding in the Western Balkans - Diana Walters
The Politics of Remembering Bhopal - Shalini Sharma
Animating the Other Side: Animated Documentary as a Communication Tool for Exploring Displacement and Reunification in Germany - Ellie Land
Restoring Gorongosa: Some Personal Reflections - Rob Morley and Ian Convery
The Last Night of a Small Town: Child Narratives and the Titanic - John Welshman
Troubled 'Homecoming': Journey to a Foreign yet Familiar Land - Aron Mazel
Humiliation Heritage in China: Discourse, Affectual Governance and Displaced Heritage at Tiananmen Square - Andy Law
Revitalising Blackfoot Heritage and Addressing Residential School Trauma - Bryony Onciul
Reading Local Responses to Large Dams in South-east Turkey - Sarah Elliot
Placing the Flood Recovery Process - Rebecca Whittle and Hugh Deeming and William Medd and Maggie Mort and Marion Walker and Claire Twigger-Ross and Gordon Walker
Village Heritage and Resilience in Damaging Floods and Debris Flows, Kullu Valley, Indian Himalaya - Richard Johnson and Esther Edwards and James Gardner
Cultural Heritage and Animal Disease: The Watchtree Memorial Stone - Josephine Baxter
Earthquakes: People, Landscape and Heritage in Japan - Takashi Harada
Industrial Heritage and the Oral Legacy of Disaster: Narratives of Asbestos Disease Victims from Clydeside, Scotland - Athur McIvor
Translating Foot and Mouth: Conveying Trauma in Landscape Photography - Rupert Ashmore
Changing 'Red to Grey': Alien Species Introductions to Britain and the Displacement and Loss of Native Wildlife from our Landscapes - Peter Lurz
Displacing Nature: Orang-utans in Borneo - Marc Ancrenaz and Isabelle Lackman
Better to be a Beast than Evil: Human-Wolf Interaction and Putting Central Asia on the Map - OEzgun Emre Can
After nanoq: flat out and bluesome: A Cultural Life of Polar Bears: Displacement as a colonial trope and strategy in contemporary art - Mark Wilson and Bryndis Snaebjornsdottir
What Heritage? Whose Heritage? Debates Around Culling Badgers in the UK - Pat Caplan
The Great Barrier Reef: Environment, Disaster and Heritage - Billy Sinclair
Endpiece - Phil O'Keefe
List of Contributors
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Review quote

[T]his remains a book which should be read by those with an interest in the social dimension of disasters, in how society responds in different ways to trauma and loss and how heritage can be repossessed, rebuilt and re-presented in novel ways, implicitly as part of a recovery process. The chapters present contemporary debates and practices based on equally contemporary cases and, given its eclectic content, all readers will find much of interest in the content. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HERITAGE STUDIES

Flicking through the index of this volume indicates just how perceptively compiled and thorough an understanding the editors have of it. We see the anticipated indexical content such as the names of places, animals and types of disasters but there are also terms which are explicitly cognisant of the breadth of intangibility involved in heritage interpretation.Displaced heritage is after all intangible and often needs to be unearthed from an assortment of different dimensions. MUSEUM & SOCIETY
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About Dr. Ian Convery

Peter Davis was born in August 1921. He joined an infantry unit after school, deferring a scholarship to Cambridge until after the War. In 1942 he joined the SAS. This book tells of his experiences in Sicily and Italy in 1942 and 1943. He went on to be promoted to Captain and following a skirmish in France in 1945, was awarded the Military Cross. After the War, he took up his scholarship and was granted a Master of Arts degree. He married and moved to South Africa. Peter was murdered on 4 March 1994 and this remains an unsolved crime. Editor Details: Paul Davies, the author's son, has resettled in the UK after many years in South Africa.
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