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.
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 ...