Ancient Places, New Arrivals, and the Ethics of Residence

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Title

Ancient Places, New Arrivals, and the Ethics of Residence

Book Title

Cultural Heritage, Ethics, and Contemporary Migrations

Author(s)

Gilbert, Paul

Editor(s)

Holtorf, Cornelius, Pantazatos, Andreas, and Scarre, Geoffrey

Year of Publication

2018

Publisher Name

Routledge

Publisher Location

London

Web Address (URL)

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/cultural-heritage-ethics-and-contemporary-migrations-cornelius-holtorf/1128128321?ean=9780429875229

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Cultural Heritage, Ethics and Contemporary Migrations breaks new ground in our understanding of the challenges faced by heritage practitioners and researchers in the contemporary world of mass migration, where people encounter new cultural heritage and relocate their own. It focuses particularly on issues affecting archaeological heritage sites and artefacts, which help determine and maintain social identity, a role problematised when populations are in flux. This diverse and authoritative collection brings together international specialists to discuss socio-political and ethical implications for the management of archaeological heritage in global society.

With contributions by authors from a range of disciplinary backgrounds, including archaeologists, philosophers, cultural historians and custodians of cultural heritage, the volume explores a rich mix of contrasting, yet complementary, viewpoints and approaches. Among the topics discussed are the relations between culture and identity; the potentialities of museums and monuments to support or subvert a peopleā€™s sense of who they are; and how cultural heritage has been used to bring together communities containing people of different origins and traditions, yet without erasing or blurring their distinctive cultural features.

 

Cultural Heritage, Ethics and Contemporary MigrationsĀ is a crucial text for archaeologists, curators, policymakers and others working in the heritage field, as well as for philosophers, political scientists and other readers interested in the links between immigration and cultural heritage.

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