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Routledge Companion to Global Heritage Conservation

Edited by: Vinayak Bharne , Trudi Sandmeier

Print publication date:  February  2019
Online publication date:  February  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138962989
eBook ISBN: 9781315659060
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315659060
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<P>The act of identifying, protecting, restoring, and reusing buildings, districts, and built landscapes of historic and cultural significance is, at its best, a reflective and consequential process of urban and socio-economic reform. It has the potential to reconcile conflicting memories, meanings, and cultural tensions, bridging and expanding the perceived boundaries of multiple disciplines towards bigger aspirations of city-making and social justice. </P> <P>How and where do such aspirations overlap and differ across nations and societies across the world? In places with different histories, governance structures, regulatory stringency, and populist dispositions, who are the specific players, and what are the actual processes that bring about bigger and deeper change beyond just the&nbsp;conservation of an architectural or urban entity of perceived value? </P> <P>This collection of scholarly articles by theorists, academics, and practitioners explores the global complexity, guises, and potential of heritage conservation. Going from Tokyo to Cairo, Shenzhen to Rome, and Delhi to Moscow, this volume examines a vast range of topics ? indigenous habitats, urban cores, vernacular infrastructure, colonial towns, squatters, burial sites, war zones, and modern landmarks. It surfaces numerous inherent issues ? water stress, deforestation, social oppression, poverty, religion, immigration, and polity, expanding the definitions of heritage conservation as both a professional discipline and socio-cultural catalyst. This book argues that the intellectual and praxis limits of heritage conservation ? as the agency of reading, defining, and intervening with built heritage ? can be expansive, aimed at bigger positive change beyond a specific subject or object; plural, enmeshed with multiple fields and specializations; and empathetic, born from the actual socio-political realities of a place.</P> <P></P>

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Re-examining World Heritage and sustainable development Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Re-conceptualizing ‘historic urban landscapes’ Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Earthquakes and afterlives Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Beyond nostalgic appeal Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Formal order out of informal chaos Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Towards an integrative and empathetic heritage conservation Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Rural cultural landscapes and the purposes of heritage Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Continuing culture and meeting modernity Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Visioning cultural heritage and planning Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Natural, cultural, and heritage landscapes Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Revaluing industrial heritage Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Accumulating memory Download PDF
Chapter  13:  From obsolete military infrastructure to public space Download PDF
Chapter  14:  The once and future dingbat Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Dwelling in possibility? Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Ritual practice and place conflict Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Modern infrastructure and historic urban landscape Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Chinatowns as territorial trope Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Theming as a preservation tool? Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Designs upon Jerusalem Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Heritage preservation as survival Download PDF
Chapter  22:  The identification, preservation and interpretation of slave sites in the United States Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Heritage conservation and the transformation of institutions of incarceration into community arts centres in postcolonial Australia Download PDF
Chapter  24:  South Africa’s Constitutional Court Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Reinterpreting Fascist built heritage Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Social housing with a human face Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Vulnerable, even the best of them Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Historic preservation battles Download PDF
Chapter  29:  The future of the recent past Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Tokyo’s modern legacy and the 2020 Olympic Games Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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