Heritage, Place and Community

Bella Dicks

Heritage, Place and Community
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Bella Dicks

Distributed for University of Wales Press

303 pages | 8-2/5 x 5-2/5
Paper $30.95 ISBN: 9780708316689 Published December 2000 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only
New Heritage

“The debates in which this book engages have been repeatedly aired since the 1980s. Dicks presents a useful review of the literature. And the Rhondda provides an interesting case study . . . this book makes interesting reading and . . . is very competitively priced.” –New Heritage

International Journal of Heritage Studies

“ . . . a most interesting and fascinating text that illustrates precisely why case studies can be such a vivid means of exploring more generalised issues . . . This is no mere documentary, however, but a bold attempt to interweave competing constructs of heritage representation with the complexities of economic and political restructuring in the coalfields of South Wales . . . This book really should be compulsory reading for anyone interested in attraction development in the UK for, while being about a specific heritage attraction, the stages of the development, together with observations about the difficulties encountered, are redolent of the fraught process through which many such attractions go . . . an extremely interesting, well-written and provocative book. It is also something of a rarity, in presenting a detailed case study that makes strong connections with wider fields of interest.  As such, it is highly recommended to all those interested in attraction planning, development and management.” –International Journal of Heritage Studies

Tourism Management

“ . . . I expect that it will become required reading for final year and postgraduate heritage management (and tourism) students, as well as the tourism research community. Thoughtful practitioners will also find much here to stimulate reflection . . . The text is scholarly, written carefully and well organised throughout. Its apparent simplicity of structure and coherence belies the careful planning and meticulous research that much have informed its development.” –Tourism Management


“This stimulating book is much more than a story of one heritage site; it is a largely successful attempt to place that site in the context of its local and regional history as well as in the midst of the 'heritage debate' and the attendant analysis of tourist practices . . . The result is a volume that should interest many within and without Wales . . . this is an important contribution to debates about the heritage industry in Wales and beyond, and should be read by anyone interested in how Wales's past is (mis)interpreted.” –www.gwales.com

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