Cultural Heritage Ethics

Between Theory and Practice

by Constantine Sandis

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Book Description

Theory without practice is empty, practice without theory is blind, to adapt a phrase from Immanuel Kant. The sentiment could not be truer of cultural heritage ethics. This intra-disciplinary book bridges the gap between theory and practice by bringing together a stellar cast of academics, activists, consultants, journalists, lawyers, and museum practitioners, each contributing their own expertise to the wider debate of what cultural heritage means in the twenty-first century.

Cultural Heritage Ethics provides cutting-edge arguments built on case studies of cultural heritage and its management in a range of geographical and cultural contexts. Moreover, the volume feels the pulse of the debate on heritage ethics by discussing timely issues such as access, acquisition, archaeological practice, curatorship, education, ethnology, historiography, integrity, legislation, memory, museum management, ownership, preservation, protection, public trust, restitution, human rights, stewardship, and tourism.

This volume is neither a textbook nor a manifesto for any particular approach to heritage ethics, but a snapshot of different positions and approaches that will inspire both thought and action.
Cultural Heritage Ethics provides invaluable reading for students and teachers of philosophy of archaeology, history and moral philosophy - and for anyone interested in the theory and practice of cultural preservation.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY). You can download Cultural Heritage Ethics ebook for free in PDF format (6.9 MB).

Table of Contents

Part I
Meaning and Memory
Chapter 1
Culture, Heritage, and Ethics, Constantine Sandis
Chapter 2
Poppy Politics: Remembrance of Things Present, James Fox
Chapter 3
The Meaning of the Public in an Age of Privatisation, Benjamin Ramm
Part II
History and Archaeology
Chapter 4
History as Heritage: Producing the Present in Post-War Sri Lanka, Nira Wickramasinghe
Chapter 5
Looking at the Acropolis of Athens from Modern Times to Antiquity, William St Clair
Chapter 6
South Asian Heritage and Archaeological Practices, Sudeshna Guha
Chapter 7
The Ethics of Digging, Geoffrey Scarre
Part III
Ownership and Restitution
Chapter 8
'National' Heritage and Scholarship, Sir John Boardman
Chapter 9
Fear of Cultural Objects, Tom Flynn
Chapter 10
Restitution, Sir Mark Jones
Part IV
Management and Protection
Chapter 11
The Possibilities and Perils of Heritage Management, Michael F. Brown
Chapter 12
Values in World Heritage Sites, Geoffrey Belcher
Chapter 13
Safeguarding Heritage: From Legal Rights over Objects to Legal Rights for Individuals and Communities?, Marie Cornu

Book Details

Subject
Sociology and Social Sciences
Publisher
Open Book Publishers
Published
2014
Pages
230
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9781783740673
ISBN10
1783740671
ISBN13 Digital
9781783740697
ISBN10 Digital
1783740698
PDF Size
6.9 MB
License
CC BY

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