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Heritage Studies: Key Words, 2017/18, Semester 1
Helen Graham
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Helmut Anheier and Yudhishthir Raj Isar (eds) (2011) Heritage, memory & identity. The Cultures and Globalization Series 4. Edited by Guest editor: Dacia Viejo-Rose. London etc.: Sage, 2011.

G. J. Ashworth, Brian Graham and J. E. Tunbridge, eds (2007) Pluralising pasts : heritage, identity and place in multicultural societies. London: Pluto Press.

Jan Assmann, ‘Collective Memory and Cultural Identity’, New German critique , 65 (Spring/Summer 1995): 125-133.

Aleida Assmann, Cultural memory and Western civilization : functions, media, archives . Cambridge etc.: Cambridge University Press, 2011 [first published in German in 1999].

Jane Bennett (2010) Vibrant matter : a political ecology of things . Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press, 2010. Ch 1

Benesch, Hammami, Holmberg, Uzer, eds (2015) HACCAH ; heritage as common(s), common(s) as heritage. Curating the City Series, Gothenburg: Makadam Publishers

Tim Benton and Penelope Curtis, ‘The Heritage of Public Commemoration,’ in: Tim Benton, ed. Understanding heritage and memory . Manchester, Milton Keynes: Manchester University Press/Open University, 2010, pp. 44-87. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

CommonGroud (online) Rules for Local Distinctiveness . See

Cornforth, John, The inspiration of the past : country house taste in the twentieth century (Harmondsworth: Viking in association with Country Life, 1985), pp. 20-46 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Ben Cowell (2002) ‘The Commons Preservation Society and the Campaign for Berkhamstead Common 1866-70), Rural history. , 13 (2): 145-161

Peter Davies (2012) Ecomuseums : a sense of place . London: Continuum. Ch 3

Rodger Deakin (2000) Waterlog : A Swimmer’s Journey through Britain . London: Vintage.

Caitilan DeSilvery (2012) ‘Making sense of transience: an anticipatory history’, Cultural geographies. , 19 (1): 31-54. (VLE)

Fredrich Engels: The Condition of the Working Class in England (1845), Introduction Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Astrid Erll, ‘Literature, Film and the Mediality of Cultural Memory,’ in: Astrid Erll and Ansgar Nünning, eds. A Companion to Cultural memory studies [electronic resource] : an international and interdisciplinary handbook . Berlin, New York: de Gruyter, 2011, pp. 389-398.

Eric Gable and Richard Handler (2007) ‘After Authenticity at an American Heritage Site’, in S.J. Knell (ed.) Museums in the material world. London: Routledge.

Martin Hall (2006) ‘The Reappearance of the Authentic’, in Museum frictions : public cultures/global transformations , ed. by Ivan Karp, Corinne A. Kratz, Lynn Szwaja, and Tomás Ybarra-Frausto, with Gustavo Buntinx, Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, and Ciraj Rassool. Durham and London: Duke University Press: 70-101

Rodney Harrison (2013) Heritage : critical approaches . London: Routledge. Ch. 3

Abigail Harrison Moore and Dorothy C. Rowe (eds), Architecture and design in Europe and America, 1750-2000 (London and New Malden: Blackwells, 2006)

François Hartog (2005) 'Time and Heritage', Museum international. , Vol. 57, No. 3.

Michael Hertzfeld (1991) A place in history [electronic resource] : social and monumental time in a Cretan town . Princeton: Princeton University Press. Ch 7

Michael Hertzfeld (2009) 'Rhythm, Tempo, and Historical Time: Experiencing Temporality in the Neoliberal Age', Public archaeology: Archaeological ethnographies, Vol. 8 No. 2–3, 2009, 108–123 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Michael Hertzfeld (2016) Siege of the spirits : community and polity in Bangkok. Chicago: Chicago University Press.

Robert Hewison, The heritage industry : Britain in a climate of decline (London: Methuen London, 1987)

Octavia Hill (1877) Our common land. . Ch 1. Available online:

Christopher Hussey, 'Barrington Court, Somerset – I and II', Country life. , 17 and 24 March 1928, 370-377 and 404-412

Tim Ingold (2010) ‘The Textility of Making’, Cambridge journal of economics. 2010, 34, 91–102

Sian Jones and Thomas Yarrow. ‘Crafting authenticity: an ethnography of conservation practice’, Journal of Material Culture 18, no. 1(2013) : 3-26.

Sian Jones (2010) ‘Negotiating authentic objects and authentic selves: beyond the deconstruction of authenticity’, Journal of Material Culture 15, no. 2: 181-203.

Reinhart Koselleck (2002) ‘Progress’ and ‘Decline’: An appendix to the History of two Concepts’ in The practice of conceptual history : timing history, spacing concepts . Stanford: Stanford University Press. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett (2006) ‘World Heritage and Cultural Economics’, in Museum frictions : public cultures/global transformations (eds) Ivan Karp, Corinne A.Kratz, Lynn Sawaja and Toma Ybarra-Frausto. Durham: Duke University Press.

Bruno Latour (2005) Reassembling the social : an introduction to actor-network-theory . Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Henri Lefebvre ([1974] 1991) The production of space . Oxford: Blackwell. Ch 3 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Jo Littler (2005) ‘Introduction: British heritage and the legacies of ‘race’’, in Jo Littler and Roshi Naidoo (eds) The politics of heritage : the legacies of 'race'. London: Routledge.

Jo Littler (2008) ‘Heritage and ‘race’’, in Brian Graham and Peter Howard (eds) The Ashgate research companion to heritage and identity . Hampshire: Ashgate:  pp.89-104

Di Lu (2015) ‘Real is Not Real, Fake is Not fake: inner logics of authenticity of monuments and its expression’, China Cultural Heritage , 3: 4-13

Sharon Macdonald (2013) Memorylands : heritage and identity in Europe today . Oxon: Routledge.

Conal McCarthy (2007) Exhibiting Māori : a history of colonial cultures of display . Berg: Oxford & New York. Wellington: Te Papa Press, 2007.

Conal McCarthy (2011) Museums and Māori : heritage professionals, indigenous collections, current practice . Wellington: Te Papa Press. Walnut Creek, California: Left Coast Press.

Robert Macfarlane (2012) The old ways : a journey on foot . London: Penguin.

Peter Mandler (1997) The fall and rise of the stately home. New Haven and London: Yale University Press.

Doreen Massey (1991) ‘A global sense of place’, Marxism today, June. - Available online:

Doreen Massey (2005) For space . London: Sage. Ch 13

George Monbiot (2013) Feral : searching for enchantment on the frontiers of rewilding . London: Allen Lane. Ch. 10 Hushings Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva .

William Morris: ‘The Revival of Architecture’, pp.315-24 from Nicolaus Pevsner, ‘ Some architectural writers of the nineteenth century ’. (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1972) Available online:

AWN Pugin: ‘ An apology for the revival of Christian architecture in England ’ (Oxford: St Barnabus Press, 1968) (originally published 1843)

John Ruskin: ‘ The nature of Gothic : a chapter of The stones of Venice ’, from The Stones of Venice vol. 2 (London: George Allen, 1905) Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Raphael Samuel (1994) Theatres of Memory . London: Verso (Chapter ‘genealogies) Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Laurajane Smith (2006) Uses of heritage . London: Routledge. Ch. 1

Laurajane Smith and Emma Waterton (2009) ‘The Envy of the World? : Intangible Heritage in England’, in Laurajane Smith and Natsuko Akagawa (eds) Intangible heritage . London: Routledge

Kathleen Stewart (1996) A space on the side of the road : cultural poetics in an "other" America . Princeton: Princeton University Press. (Ch 4) Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Nigel Thrift (2009) Non-representational theory : space, politics, affect . London: Routledge. Introduction.

Kevin Walsh (1992) The representation of the past : museums and heritage in the post-modern world. London: Routledge.

Weerasinghe, Jagath (2011) ‘Living Sacred Heritage and ‘Authenticity’ in South Asia’, in Heritage, memory & identity , ed. by Helmut Anheier & Yudhishthir Raj Isar. London: Sage Publications: 139-147

'Mining the Museum revisited: A conversation with in Fred Wilson, Paula Maincola and Marjorie Schwarzer’ (2011) Bill Adair, Benjamin Filene, Laura Koloski (eds) Letting go? : sharing historical authority in a user-generated world. Philadelphia: Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

Patrick Wright ([1985] 2009) On living in an old country : the national past in contemporary Britain Oxford: Oxford University Press. (Ch. 2 ‘Trafficking in History’) Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva  

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