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.



1 Foreign Born Population in Major US Cities 2000

2 Berlin Internationalization Net Migration Into Berlin (1992–2004)

3 Global Top 10 Cities (2008)

4 Architecture Degrees in the U.S. Awarded to Minorities (1991 vs. 2008)

5 City Cultural Employment Cultural Employment as % of National Cultural Employment in Select Cities

6 Honeymoon Sites Japan Preferred Honeymoon Destinations of Japanese Women 2008


Heritage, memory, and identity are frequently linked to particular places or spaces. These locations are used and shaped by people of various backgrounds. Often, these places—modern and busy—provide the foundation for creativity and new cultural development. Chinatowns everywhere, for example, have become centers of cultural activity. Hip-hop, now a broad and mainstream musical phenomenon generating billions of dollars worth of revenue annually, started in small clusters of ...

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