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Politics of Scale
New Directions in Critical Heritage Studies
Edited by Tuuli Lähdesmäki, Suzie Thomas, and Yujie Zhu
190 pages, 15 illus., bibliog., index
ISBN 978-1-78920-016-4 $135.00/£99.00 / Hb / Published (January 2019)
ISBN 978-1-80073-638-2 $29.95/£23.95 / Pb / Not Yet Published (January 2023)
eISBN 978-1-78920-017-1 eBook
“…the book is a magnificent contribution to the field of critical heritage and a must read for those interested in the subject matter.” • Archäologische Informationen
Critical Heritage Studies is a new and fast-growing interdisciplinary field of study seeking to explore power relations involved in the production and meaning-making of cultural heritage. Politics of Scale offers a global, multi- and interdisciplinary point of view to the scaled nature of heritage, and provides a theoretical discussion on scale as a social construct and a method in Critical Heritage Studies. The international contributors provide examples and debates from a range of diverse countries, discuss how heritage and scale interact in current processes of heritage meaning-making, and explore heritage-scale relationship as a domain of politics.
Tuuli Lähdesmäki is Associate Professor of Art History at the Department of Music, Art and Culture Studies, University of Jyväskylä, Finland. Lähdesmäki specializes in heritage, culture, and identity politics particularly in the context of the European Union.
Suzie Thomas is Professor of Heritage Studies at the University of Antwerp, Belgium. She is interested in non-professional and so-called alternative engagements with cultural heritage, ‘dark’ heritage and heritage crime.
Yujie Zhu is a Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Heritage and Museum Studies, Research School of Humanities & the Arts, Australian National University. He holds a PhD in Anthropology from Heidelberg University (Germany). He is an anthropologist and critical heritage scholar whose research mainly focuses on the cultural politics of the production and consumption of heritage through tourism and museum spaces. His latest monograph is Heritage Tourism: From Problems to Possibilities (Cambridge University Press 2021). He is vice-president (Communication) of the International Association of Critical Heritage Studies (2014-2020) and Deputy-chair of Anthropology Tourism Commission of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (2013-2021).
Subject: Heritage StudiesMuseum Studies
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