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Edited by Dr Rob Kitchen, Director of the National Institute of Regional and Spatial Analysis (NIRSA) at the National University of Ireland, the Key Concepts in Human Geography series is an innovative set of companion texts for undergraduate students of the Human Geography sub-disciplines. Organized around 20 short essays, they provide a cutting edge introduction to the central concepts that define contemporary research in their field. All books in the series are authored by internationally recognized academics and include an introductory chapter and extensive pedagogic features in the form of a glossary, figures, diagrams and further reading. Morrissey et al have produced a detailed yet expansive guide to an area in which students have been poorly served in the past. Key Concepts in Historical Geography brings alive the human geographies of the past, and demonstrates their relevancy for understanding key aspects of the contemporary world. This new and innovative includes entries on: Colonial and Postcolonial geographies Globalization Space Power Intended Audience: Key Concepts in Historical Geography is an excellent text for upper level undergraduate and postgraduate students of Historical Geography.

Conceptualizing Heritage
Conceptualizing heritage
Yvonne Whelan
Introduction

In the autumn of 2007 hundreds of protesters gathered at the Hill of Tara in County Meath, a prehistoric site of Irish cultural heritage and one of Ireland's most venerated archaeological sites. There they assembled in the form of a giant human harp, not as part of an elaborate stunt to gain entry into the Guinness Book of Records, but instead to promote the burgeoning campaign to re-route the national M3 motorway. Designed to ease the traffic in towns along the Meath corridor which have become part of the Dublin commuter belt, the M3 would cut through the Tara-Skryne Valley, coming within a couple of kilometres of the Tara site. The campaign against the motorway gathered momentum throughout the year ...

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