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.

Geographical Identities
Geographical identities

1 Attachment to Regional Identities Global Survey of Cultural Experts (2009)

2 Distribution of Four Acculturation Profiles

3 Regional Identification % of respondents

4a + 4b National vs. Religious Identity in a Cross-Section of Countries (2006)

Geographical Identities

One of the most important dimensions of identity is probably the attachment to specific places, be it a region, a whole country, or even the whole world. Places give us some idea of “belonging,” a “Heimat” or “home,” where we trace our roots (see Warnier chapter in this volume). However, in times of increased mobilization (e.g., in and out migration; see the Migration suite) of global networks enabled by information and communication technologies, the scope and content of this spatial identity is bound to change. This ...

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