Extreme Heritage Management

The Practices and Policies of Densely Populated Islands


Conflicting and competing claims over the actual and imagined use of land and seascapes are exacerbated on islands with high population density. The management of culture and heritage is particularly tested in island environments where space is finite and the population struggles to preserve cultural and natural assets in the face of the demands of the construction industry, immigration, high tourism and capital investment. Drawn from extreme island scenarios, the ten case studies in this volume review practices and policies for effective heritage management and offer rich descriptive and analytic material about land-use conflict. In addition, they point to interesting, new directions in which research, public policy and heritage management intersect.

  • Berghahn Books; November 2011
  • ISBN 9780857452603
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF format
  • Title: Extreme Heritage Management
  • Author: Godfrey Baldacchino (ed.)
  • Imprint: Berghahn Books

About The Author

Godfrey Baldacchino is Canada Research Chair (Island Studies) at the University of Prince Edward Island, Canada; visiting professor of sociology at the University of Malta; and the Executive Editor of Island Studies Journal.