Politics, Policy and the Discourses of Heritage in Britain (Paperback)

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This book offers a critique of the dominant conceptualization of heritage found in policy, which tends to privilege the white, middle and upper classes. Using Britain as an illustration, Waterton explores how and why recent policies continue to lean towards the predictable melding of cultural diversity with tendencies of assimilation.

About the Author

EMMA WATERTON is a Lecturer in Social Science at the University of Western Sydney, Australia. Her research is largely prompted by an interest in the tensions that exist between elite discourses and alternative constructions of heritage, memory and identity. Publications include the co-authored volume (with Laurajane Smith) Heritage, Communities and Archaeology (2009) and the co-edited volume (with Steve Watson) Culture, Heritage and Representations (2010). She is currently Assistant Editor of the International Journal of Heritage Studies.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781349369119
ISBN-10: 134936911X
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: January 1st, 2010
Pages: 260
Language: English