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The Politics of Heritage : The Legacies of Race - Jo Littler

The Politics of Heritage

The Legacies of Race

By: Jo Littler (Editor), Roshi Naidoo (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 15th December 2004
ISBN: 9780415322102
Number Of Pages: 288

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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.

Introduction : British heritage and the legacies of 'race'p. 1
Whose heritage? : un-settling 'the heritage', re-imagining the post-nationp. 23
Never mind the buzzwords : 'race', heritage and the liberal agendap. 36
Commemorating the Holocaust : reconfiguring national identity in the twenty-first centuryp. 49
Museums, communities and the politics of heritage in Northern Irelandp. 69
Ghosts : heritage and the shape of things to comep. 82
Making place, resisting displacement : conflicting national and local identities in Scotlandp. 94
Reinventing the nation : British heritage and the bicultural settlement in New Zealandp. 115
Taking root in Britain : the process of shaping heritagep. 133
What a difference a bay makes : cinema and Welsh heritagep. 144
History teaching and heritage education : two sides of the same coin, or different currencies?p. 159
Picture this : the 'black' curatorp. 169
A community of communitiesp. 183
Inheriting diversity : archiving the pastp. 196
Keep the flags flying : World Cup 2002, football and the remaking of Englishnessp. 202
Afterword : 'strolling spectators' and 'practical Londoners' - remembering the imperial pastp. 216
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ISBN: 9780415322102
ISBN-10: 0415322103
Series: Comedia
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 15th December 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.57
Edition Number: 1