'This volume of one of the most comprehensive in the field.
Its three themes are critical for the study of culture and globalization with its condensation of space, time and memory.
Exploring the intersection between these three processes, the essays are learned, deeply researched and insightful, and the comparative range is impressive.
The volume is certain to become a standard reference text for scholars and the general reader alike' - Professor Stuart Hall, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, The Open UniversityHeritage, memory and identity are closely connected keywords of our time, each endowed with considerable rhetorical power.
Different human groups define certain objects and practices as 'heritage'; they envision heritage to reflect some form of collective memory, either lived or imagined; and they combine both to construct cultural identities.
Today, the three terms raise conjoined issues of practice, policy and politics in an increasingly globalized world. 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.