Bringing together a truly global range of scholars, this volume explores heritage, memory, and identity through a diverse set of subjects, including heritage sites, practices of memorialization, museums, sites of contestation, and human rights.
‘Not Just a Place’: Cultural Heritage and the Environment
This chapter examines the many diverse relationships between cultural heritage and the environment. Beginning with the premise that conventional divisions between nature and culture can no longer be maintained, it explores the multiple forms of heritage that the natural world has occasioned, such as protected spaces and conservation movements. Acknowledging the increasingly varied forms of heritage, it examines the ways in which natural events such as disasters have been memorialized into heritage, and likewise, the process by which the natural world has given rise to local and national identities. Looking to the future, the chapter takes anthropogenic global warming as a context in which natural events will simultaneously ...