The Uses of Heritage
By (author) Laura Jane Smith
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Uses of Heritage by Laura Jane Smith
Book DescriptionExamining international case studies including USA, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Laurajane Smith identifies and explores the use of heritage throughout the world. Challenging the idea that heritage value is self-evident, and that things must be preserved because they have an inherent importance, Smith forcefully demonstrates that heritage value is not inherent in physical objects or places, but rather that these objects and places are used to give tangibility to the values that underpin different communities and to assert and affirm these values. A practically grounded accessible examination of heritage as a cultural practice, The Uses of Heritage is global in its benefit to students and field professionals alike.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415318310
(234mm x 156mm x 18mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 16-Aug-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Laura Jane Smith
Uses of Heritage, Hardback (August 2006)
Examining international case studies including USA, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, this book identifies and explores the use of heritage throughout the world. Challenging the idea that heritage value is self-evident, and that things must be preserved, it demonstrates how it gives tangibility to the values that underpin different communities.
Archaeological Theory and the Politics of Cultural Heritage, Hardback (July 2004)» View all books by Laura Jane Smith
This is a survey of how relationships between indigenous peoples and the archaeological establishment have got into difficulties, and a pointer towards how things could move forward.
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Author Biography - Laura Jane Smith
The University of York, UK
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