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Title Museums, heritage and international development / edited by Paul Basu and Wayne Modest
Imprint New York : Routledge, 2015
book jacket
 Ethnology Library  AM7 .M8846 2015    AVAILABLE    30520020802840
 人文社會聯圖  AM7 .M8846 2015    DUE 10-25-19    30660020135864
Descript viii, 345 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Series Routledge studies in culture and development ; 1
Routledge studies in culture and development ; 1
Note "While many claims are made regarding the power of cultural heritage as a driver and enabler of sustainable development, the relationship between museums, heritage and development has received little academic scrutiny. This book stages a critical conversation between the interdisciplinary fields of museum studies, heritage studies and development studies to explore this under-researched sphere of development intervention. In an agenda-setting introduction, the editors explore the seemingly oppositional temporalities and values represented by these 'past-making' and 'future-making' projects, arguing that these provide a framework for mutual critique. Contributors to the volume bring insights from a wide range of academic and practitioner perspectives on a series of international case studies, which each raise challenging questions that reach beyond merely cultural concerns and fully engage with both the legacies of colonial power inequalities and the shifting geopolitical dynamics of contemporary international relations. Cultural heritage embodies different values and can be instrumentalized to serve different economic, social and political objectives within development contexts, but the past is also intrinsic to the present and is foundational to people's aspirations for the future. Museums, Heritage and International Development explores the problematics as well as potentials, the politics as well as possibilities, in this fascinating nexus"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references and index
1. Museums, Heritage and International Development : A Critical Conversation / Paul Basu and Wayne Modest -- 2. UNESCO, Museums and "Development" / Yudhishthir Raj Isar -- 3. Complicating Culture for Development : Negotiating "Dysfunctional Heritage" in Sierra Leone / Paul Basu and Johanna Zetterstrom-Sharp -- 4. Art for Life : Intangible Cultural Heritage and Livelihood Development in India / Amitava Bhattacharya -- 5. US Cultural Diplomacy, Cultural Heritage Preservation and Development at the National Museum of Afghanistan in Kabul / William C.S. Remsen and Laura A. Tedesco -- 6. Reconstructing Afghan Identity : Nation-building, International Relations and the Safeguarding of Afghanistan's Buddhist Heritage / Constance Wyndham -- 7. Has It Been Worth It? : Personal Reflections on Museum Development in Ghana / Malcolm McLeod -- 8. Development Challenges and Shared Heritage-Making Processes in Southwest Ghana / Matteo Aria, Mariaclaudia Cristofano and Stefano Maltese -- 9. Museum Kapuas Raya : The In-between Museum / Itie van Hout -- 10. "Only Foreigners Can Do It?" : Technical Assistance, Advocacy and Brokerage at Aksum, Ethiopia / Bianca Maria Nardella and Michael Mallinson -- 11. Health Education and Participatory Exhibition Development in Malawi / Ruth McKew -- 12. Hintang and the Double-bind Promise of Development / Anna Källén -- 13. Cultural Heritage, Humanitarianism and Development : Critical Links / Christina Kreps -- 14. Reconceptualizing Heritage in China : Museums, Development and the Shifting Dynamics of Power / Harriet Evans and Michael Rowlands -- 15. Postconflict Heritage in Asia : Shifting Geographies of Aid / Tim Winter -- 16. Visualizing Development : The Tropenmuseum and International Development Aid / David Hildering, Wayne Modest and Warda Aztouti
Subject Museums -- Political aspects -- Developing countries
Museums -- Social aspects -- Developing countries
Museums -- Economic aspects -- Developing countries
Cultural property -- Protection -- Developing countries
Historic preservation -- Developing countries
Economic development -- Developing countries
Sustainable development -- Developing countries
Developing countries -- Cultural policy
Developing countries -- Colonial influence
International relations
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Developing Countries. bisacsh
ART / Museum Studies. bisacsh
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General. bisacsh
Alt Author Basu, Paul
Modest, Wayne
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