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Donnachie, Ian (2009). World heritage. In: Harrison, Rodney ed. Understanding the Politics of Heritage. Understanding Global Heritage. Manchester: Manchester University Press, pp. 115–153.

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Abstract

Provides and overview of World Heritage, its political and cultural origins and the role of UNESCO and other agencies in identifying and listing sites, It discusses the major conventions and protocols, and shows how World Heritage expanded from cultural to natural sites embracing landscapes, intangible and industrial heritages. Case studies includes Edinburgh and Bath as World heritage sites, New Lanark as industrial heritage, and the Tarragona archaeological and historical ensemble as a driver of economic change. It shows how Eurocentric and pro-western views are promoting more representative heritages than the previous canon encompassed.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: 2009 The Open University
ISBN: 0-7190-8152-1, 978-0-7190-8152-1
Keywords: World heritage; international relations; heritage categories; cultural and environmental tourism; econmic regeneration
Academic Unit/Department: Arts > History
Item ID: 33865
Depositing User: Ian Donnachie
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2012 14:52
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2012 14:34
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/33865
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