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Pluralising Pasts: Heritage, Identity and Place in Multicultural Societies

Brian Graham, G. J. Ashworth, and J. E. Tunbridge

Pluralising Pasts: Heritage, Identity and Place in Multicultural Societies

Brian Graham, G. J. Ashworth, and J. E. Tunbridge

Distributed for Pluto Press

248 pages | 5.31496 x 8.46457 | © 2007  
Paper $45.00 ISBN: 9780745322858 Published December 2007 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $128.00 ISBN: 9780745322865 Published December 2007 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
The heritage industry is big business. From museums and the preservation of old buildings to broader questions of community and identity, heritage is now a political issue. This book explores what heritage means and how it is used to encourage people to identify with particular places and 'traditions'. The authors show how contemporary societies use heritage in the creation and management of collective identities and, most especially, the different ways in which it is involved with the questions of multicultural societies. The resources that are poured into heritage mean that questions of identity are widely discussed at a policy level: what does it mean to be American or British, or a minority in any society? This book shows how heritage is used politically and commercially to shape the ways people represent themselves, and are represented, in diverse and hybrid societies.
Contents
List of figures
Acknowledgements

1. Introduction: Heritage and Plurality

Part I: The Conceptual Context
2. Culture and Plural Identities
3. Towards Pluralising Pasts: Theories and Concepts of Heritage
4. Place, Identity and Heritage

Part II: A Typology of Plural Societies
5. Nature and Types of Plural Society

Part III: Heritage in Plural Societies
6. Heritage in Assimilation Models
7. Heritage in Melting Pot Models
8. Heritage in Core+ Models
9. Heritage in Pillar Models
10. Heritage in Salad Bowl Models 
11. Conclusion: The Future of Pluralising the Past

References
Index
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