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    Heritage futures: comparative approaches to natural and cultural heritage practices

    Harrison, R. and DeSilvey, C. and Holtorf, C. and Macdonald, S. and Bartolini, N. and Breithoff, Esther and Fredheim, H. and Lyons, A. and May, S. and Morgan, J. and Penrose, S. (2020) Heritage futures: comparative approaches to natural and cultural heritage practices. London, UK: UCL Press. ISBN 9781787356016. (In Press)

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: Preservation of natural and cultural heritage is often said to be something that is done for the future, or on behalf of future generations, but the precise relationship of such practices to the future is rarely reflected upon. Heritage Futures draws on research undertaken over four years by an interdisciplinary, international team of 16 researchers and more than 25 partner organisations to explore the role of heritage and heritage-like practices in building future worlds. Engaging broad themes such as diversity, transformation, profusion and uncertainty, Heritage Futures aims to understand how a range of conservation and preservation practices across a number of countries assemble and resource different kinds of futures, and the possibilities that emerge from such collaborative research for alternative approaches to heritage in the Anthropocene. Case studies include the cryopreservation of endangered DNA in frozen zoos, nuclear waste management, seed biobanking, landscape rewilding, social history collecting, space messaging, endangered language documentation, built and natural heritage management, household keeping and discarding practices, and world heritage site management.

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    Item Type: Book
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > History, Classics and Archaeology
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2020 10:50
    Last Modified: 11 Mar 2020 10:50
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/31275

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