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'Anything You Want It to Mean'? Scotland's Changing Heritage Landscape

Donnachie, Ian (2016). 'Anything You Want It to Mean'? Scotland's Changing Heritage Landscape. In: Hooper, Glenn ed. Heritage and Tourism in Britain and Ireland. London: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 145–160.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-52083-8_10
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Abstract

One of 17 chapters in an edited collection examining the natural if sometimes troubled relationship between heritage and tourism. The chapter heading quotation is drawn from the seminal work of Robert Hewison on the heritage industry and the discussion here is also in part a critique of elite heritage and those who run it. While there has been a shift towards more 'everyday' heritage and increasing diversity, how much has really changed in the past few decades? Inter alia this chapter looks at heritage agencies, natural heritage, industrial heritage, World Heritage and its implications, funding and collaboration, and strategies for the future. Heritage plays an enormous role in the Scottish economy, but what ethos and ideology does it present to the world at large and are these appropriate to the country's past? What does the future hold for the heritage industry?

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2016 The Author
ISBN: 1-137-52082-5, 978-1-137-52082-1
Keywords: Heritage; History; Tourism
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities > History
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
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Item ID: 49004
Depositing User: Ian Donnachie
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2017 12:47
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 08:50
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/49004
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