The Politics of Heritage: The Legacies of 'race'

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Jo Littler, Roshi Naidoo
Psychology Press, 2005 - 270 Seiten
While 'social inclusion' and 'cultural diversity' circulate frenetically as buzzwords, are we really ready to accept that ideas about 'race' and 'ethnicity', rather than being a peripheral concern, are at the core of how a nation's heritage is represented and imagined?
This book interrogates just whose past gets to count as part of 'British heritage'. Bringing together a wide range of contributors, including academics, practitioners, policy makers and curators, it examines how many different of types of heritage - from football to stately homes, experience attractions to education - deal with the complex legacies of the idea of 'race'.
Whether exploring the fallout of colonialism, the domination of 'England' over the other three nations, holocaust memorials, or the way British heritage is negotiated overseas, a recurring theme of this book is the need to accept that Britain has always been a place of shifting ethnicities, shaped by waves of migration, diaspora and globalization.
Analyzing both theory and practice, this book is concerned with understanding the processes through which changes to heritage happens, and with exploring problems and possibilities for the future.
 

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PART I
21
race heritage and
36
reconfiguring national
49
Museums communities and the politics of heritage
69
heritage and the shape of things to come
82
the process of shaping heritage
133
cinema and Welsh heritage
144
two sides of
159
Black British Hairstyles and Nail Art
175
A community of communities
183
archiving the past
196
World Cup 2002 football and
202
strolling spectators and practical Londoners
216
Bibliography
237
Index
256
Urheberrecht

the black curator
169

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Über den Autor (2005)

Jo Littler is a Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies at Middlesex University. She has contributed to various edited collections. Roshi Naidoo is also a Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies at Middlesex, in addition she is the Education/Outreach Manager for the Archives and Museum of Black Heritage

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