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Heritopia : world heritage and modernity

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Title
Heritopia : world heritage and modernity
Collection Location
Pustaka Digital Kemendikbud
Edition
Call Number
363.69 JES h
ISBN/ISSN
9789198469943
Author(s)
Wienberg, Jes
Subject(s)
Cultural property
World Heritage areas
Classification
363.69
Series Title
GMD
Text
Language
English
Publisher
Lund University Press
Publishing Year
2021
Publishing Place
Lund
Collation
XI, 323 p.
Abstract/Notes
Heritopia explores the multiple meanings of the past in the present, using the famous temples of Abu Simbel and other World Heritage sites as points of departure. It employs three perspectives in its attempt to understand and explain both past and present the truth of knowledge, the beauties of narrative, and ethical demands. Crisis theories are rejected as nostalgic expressions of contemporary social criticism. Modernity is viewed as a collection of contradictory narratives and reinterpreted as a combination of technological progress and recently evolved ideas. The book argues that while heritage is expanding, it is not to be found everywhere, and its expansion does not constitute a problem. It investigates the World Heritage Convention as an innovation, demonstrating that the definition of a World Heritage site succeeds in creating a tenable category of outstanding and exclusive heritage. The book introduces the term “Heritopia” in order to conceptualise the utopian expectations associated with World Heritage. Finally, it points to the possibilities of using the past creatively when meeting present-day and future challenges.
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