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Contemporary Theory of Conservation - Salvador Munoz-Vinas

Contemporary Theory of Conservation

Paperback Published: 30th October 2004
ISBN: 9780750662246
Number Of Pages: 256

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Classical theories of conservation are well known in the heritage community, but in the last two decades thinking has shifted, and classical theory has faced increasing criticism. Contemporary Theory of Conservation brings together current ideas in conservation theory, presenting a structured, coherent analysis of the subject for the first time.
This engaging and readable text is split into 3 parts. The first, Fundamentals of conservation, addresses the identity of conservation itself, and problems arising when classical conservation theories are applied. The second part, Questioning classical theories, delves deeper into the criticism of classical ideas such as reversibility. This leads on to the creation of new paradigms such as sustainability, which are covered in the final part of the book, Conservation ethics.
* Captures current thinking in one volume to give a coherent view of the subject for the first time
* Learn about the evolution of contemporary conservation theory
* Clear, concise writing style distils all the necessary information into a short, easily digestible text

Fundamentals of Conservation
Towards a definition of conservation
Towards a definition of restoration
Conservation and/or restoration
Preservation
Conservation objects
Two paradoxes
A semantic turn
Informational conservation
A further requisite
risk
Expressive conservation
Questioning classical principles
Authenticity
Objectivity
Scientific conservation?
Damage
Other concepts
Conservation ethics
Radical subjectivism
Intersubjectivity
Functional and value-led conservation
Negotiative conservation
Sustainable conservation
The limits of contemporary conservation theory
Conclusions
Bibliography and references
Index
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ISBN: 9780750662246
ISBN-10: 0750662247
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 30th October 2004
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.9  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Number: 2