The Politics of World Heritage: Negotiating Tourism and Conservation

Edited by: David Harrison, Michael Hitchcock

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This collection of papers discuss World Trade Law and focus on the contested nature of World Heritage at sites as diverse as The Netherlands, Ellis Island (USA), post-colonial Mesoamerica, Cambodia, Fiji, Kyrgyzstan, and Vietnam. In addition, eight research notes explore heritage interpretation in the USA, Lebanon, Peru, Indonesia, Singapore, Tasmania and India.

This book is a solid addition to the scholarly literature on heritage tourism and, in particular, the geopolitics of the management of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The editors have done an excellent job in providing both a geographically wide-ranging set of case studies and critical scholarly research. This is a fine volume for practitioners and scholars in heritage tourism management and research. Those with serious interests in World Heritage Sites, the UNESCO selection process, heritage management and heritage tourism ought to consider this volume.

Charles R. de Burlo, University of Vermont, in Journal of Heritage Tourism 2:1

David Harrison is a London educated Sociologist/Anthropologist who has taught at the University of Sussex, London Metropolitan University, and The University of the South Pacific in Fiji, from which he retired in 2014.  The USP link continues, and he is also associated with St. Mary's University College in London and the University of Surrey. He has written extensively on tourism and development and has researched its impacts in Eastern Europe, Southern Africa, the Caribbean, the South Pacific and South-East Asia.

Michael Hitchcock is Director of the International Institute of Culture Tourism and Development, London Metropolitan University.

Foreword - Francesco Bandarin (Director of the World Heritage Centre, UNESCO) 1. Introduction D. Harrison; 2. World Heritage as NIMBY? B.J.M. van der Aa et al. (University of Groningen); 3. The Politics of Producing Heritage at the Statue of Liberty - Ellis Island National Monument J. Maddern (University of Dundee); 4. World Heritage in Post-colonial Mesoamerica G. Evans (London Metropolitan University); 5. Landscape, Memory and Heritage: New Year Celebrations at Angkor, Cambodia T. Winter (Asia Research Institute, Singapore); 6. Levuka, Fiji: Contested Heritage? D. Harrison; 7. The Development of Kyrgyzstan's Heritage Tourism Product K. Thompson (University of Strathclyde); 8. World Trade Law, Culture, Heritage and Tourism. J. Tunney (University of Abertay); 9. An Observation Station for Culture and Tourism in VietnamT. Lask & S. Herold (Laboratoire d'Anthropologie de la Commun). Research Notes 10. The Meanings and Effectiveness of World Heritage Designation in the USA K. Williams (Lancaster University); 11. Managing the Cedars of Lebanon M. Shackley (Nottingham Trent University); 12. The Contribution of Guides to Integrated Heritage Tourism Management in Cusco, Southern Peru G. McGrath (University of the Arts) 13. Locating Global Legacies in Tana Toraja, Indonesia K.M. Adams (Loyola University) 14. Global Heritage and Local Problems: Some Examples from Indonesia G. Wall & H. Black (University of Waterloo); 15. Creating and Recreating Heritage in Singapore K.J. Saunders (London Metropolitan University); 16. Wunderkammer 02: An Exhibition of Art, Craft and Souvenirs from World Heritage Sites in Tasmania and Far North Queensland D.L. Hume (University of Tasmania); 17. Elephanta Island: World Heritage, Cultural Conservation and Options for Nature Conservation G. Walters (London Metropolitan University). 18. Afterword M. Hitchcock.

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