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The Nature of Heritage

The New South Africa

The Nature of Heritage by Lynn Meskell
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The Nature of Heritage: The New South Africa is unique inrevealing the conflicts inherent in preserving both natural andcultural heritage, by examining the archaeological, ethnographicand economic evidence of a nation's attempts to master its past andits future.
  • Provides a classic example of how nations attempt to overcome anegative heritage through past mastering of their histories
  • Evaluates the continuing dominance of nature and conservationover concerns for cultural heritage
  • Employs ethnographic and archaeological methodologies to revealhow the past is processed into a new national heritage
  • Identifies heritage as therapy, exemplified in the strategy forrepairing legacies of racial and ethnic difference inpost-apartheid South Africa
  • Highlights the role of archaeological heritage sites, nationalparks and protected areas in economic development and socialempowerment
  • Explores how nature trumps culture and the global implicationsof the new configurations of heritage
Wiley; August 2011
272 pages; ISBN 9781118106631
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Title: The Nature of Heritage
Author: Lynn Meskell
 
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