The American Heritage Book of English Usage Book

The American Heritage Book of English Usage

  • Author : American Heritage Dictionary
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Date : 1996
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN : 0395767857

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An introduction to English usage provides a look at, and explanations of, a range of grammatical problems, including style, diction, pronunciation, word formation, names and labels, and science terms

Ojibway Heritage Book

Ojibway Heritage

  • Author : Basil Johnston
  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Date : 2011-01-28
  • Category : Social Science
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 9781551995908

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Rarely accessible beyond the limits of its people, Ojibway mythology is as rich in meaning and mystery, as broad, as deep, and as innately appealing as the mythologies of Greece, Rome, Egypt, and other civilizations. In Ojibway Heritage, Basil Johnston sets forth the broad spectrum of his people’s life, legends, and beliefs. Stories to be read, enjoyed, dwelt on, and freely interpreted, their authorship is perhaps most properly attributed to the tribal storytellers who have carried on the oral tradition which Basil Johnston records and preserves in this book.

Authorized Heritage Book

Authorized Heritage

  • Author : Robert Coutts
  • Publisher : Univ. of Manitoba Press
  • Date : 2021-03-19
  • Category : History
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 9780887559280

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"Authorized Heritage" analyses the history of commemoration at heritage sites across western Canada. Using extensive research from predominantly government records, it argues that heritage narratives are almost always based on national messages that commonly reflect colonial perceptions of the past. Yet many of the places that commemorate Indigenous, fur trade, and settler histories are contested spaces, places such as Batoche, Seven Oaks, and Upper Fort Garry being the most obvious. At these heritage sites, Indigenous views of history confront the conventions of settler colonial pasts and represent the fluid cultural perspectives that should define the shifting ground of heritage space. Robert Coutts brings his many years of experience as a public historian to this detailed examination of heritage sites across the prairies. He shows how the process of commemoration often reflects social and cultural perspectives that privilege a conventional and conservative national narrative. He also examines how class, gender, and sexuality often remain apart from the heritage discourse. Most notably, Authorized Heritage examines how governments became the mediators of what is heritage and, just as significantly, what is not.

Uses of Heritage Book

Uses of Heritage

  • Author : Laurajane Smith
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Date : 2006-11-22
  • Category : Art
  • Pages : 369
  • ISBN : 9781134368037

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Examining international case studies including USA, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, this book identifies and explores the use of heritage throughout the world. Challenging the idea that heritage value is self-evident, and that things must be preserved, it demonstrates how it gives tangibility to the values that underpin different communities.

Heritage Resources Law Book
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Heritage Resources Law

  • Author : National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Date : 1999-01-20
  • Category : Law
  • Pages : 612
  • ISBN : 0471251585

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A comprehensive reference for the growing field of environmental law, this important legal primer defines and interprets the statues and federal policies that protect archeological resources in land and water environments.

Conserving Asia s Natural Heritage Book

Conserving Asia s Natural Heritage

  • Author : IUCN Commission on National Parks and Protected Areas. Working Session
  • Publisher : IUCN
  • Date : 1985
  • Category : Conservation of natural resources
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN : 2880328063

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The Destruction of Cultural Heritage in Iraq Book

The Destruction of Cultural Heritage in Iraq

  • Author : Peter G. Stone
  • Publisher : Boydell & Brewer Ltd
  • Date : 2008
  • Category : Social Science
  • Pages : 319
  • ISBN : 9781843833840

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An important study of the treatment of cultural property, and cultural heritage in general, in all modern theatres of conflict.

Heritage Language Development Book

Heritage Language Development

  • Author : Kimi Kondo-Brown
  • Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing
  • Date : 2006-01-01
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 293
  • ISBN : 9789027241436

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This collection of studies investigates the individual, micro-psychological, and macro-societal factors that promote or discourage the development of child and young adult heritage language learners' spoken and written skills in East Asian languages (Chinese, Japanese, and Korean). The research presented in this book is based on empirical data from various learning and social settings in the United States and Canada. The contributors are themselves mostly from East Asian immigrant backgrounds and have worked closely with students from such backgrounds. This book also speaks to the needs for future research within East Asian communities that will (a) promote East Asian heritage language development in applied linguistics, (b) encourage parental, community, and national support for East Asian heritage language development, and (c) improve the teaching of oral and written skills for heritage learners of East Asian languages in various educational settings.

Heritage Ecologies Book

Heritage Ecologies

  • Author : Torgeir Rinke Bangstad
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Date : 2021-08-24
  • Category : Social Science
  • Pages : 426
  • ISBN : 9781351587822

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Heritage Ecologies presents an ecological understanding of heritage that furthers a concern for how its making and unmaking always involves a wide range of human and other-than-human actors. Recognizing the entangled nature-cultures of heritage is essential in the Anthropocene era, where uncertainty and rapid environmental change force us to recast common conceptions of inheritance and to envision new strategies for preservation. Heritage sites are meant to be open and shared spaces, and a recurring argument in the cases presented here is that this openness inevitably also overrides our selections, orders and appreciations. Through a diverse range of case studies, the chapters collected in this book aim to explore the affects and memories engendered by diverse heritage ecologies where humans are neither the sole makers nor the only inheritors. The common call is that the experiential, perceptive and informational plenitude enabled through contributions of other-than-human actors is key to an ecological rethinking of heritage in the twenty-first century. Heritage Ecologies is unique in bringing heritage studies into closer proximity with a wide variety of non-representational and object-oriented theories and is an important volume for students and researchers in archaeology and heritage studies.

Celebrating Black Heritage Book

Celebrating Black Heritage

  • Author : Carole Marsh
  • Publisher : Gallopade International
  • Date : 2002-12
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN : 0635015757

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Provides educational activities relating to African-American history, culture, and current events.

Interpreting Heritage Book

Interpreting Heritage

  • Author : Steve Slack
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Date : 2020-11-29
  • Category : Art
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN : 9781000209778

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Interpreting Heritage is a practical book about the planning and delivery of interpretation that will give anyone working in the heritage sector the confidence and tools they need to undertake interpretation. Steve Slack suggests a broad formula for how interpretation can be planned and executed and describes some of the most popular – and potentially challenging, or provocative – forms of interpretation. Slack also provides practical guidance about how to deliver different forms of interpretation, while avoiding potential pitfalls. Exploring some of the ethical questions that arise when presenting information to the public and offering a grounding in some of the theory that underpins interpretive work, the book will be suitable for those who are completely new to interpretation. Those who already have some experience will benefit from tools, advice and ideas to help build on their existing practice. Drawing upon the author’s professional experiences of working within, and for, the heritage sector, Interpreting Heritage provides advice and suggestions that will be essential for practitioners working in museums, art galleries, libraries, archives, outdoor sites, science centres, castles, stately homes and other heritage venues around the world. It will also be of interest to students of museum and heritage studies who want to know more about how heritage interpretation works in practice.

Developing Heritage     Developing Countries Book

Developing Heritage Developing Countries

  • Author : Marie Huber
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Date : 2020-11-23
  • Category : History
  • Pages : 217
  • ISBN : 9783110681093

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The history of development has paid only little attention to cultural projects. This book looks at the development politics that shaped the UNESCO World Heritage programme, with a case study of Ethiopian World Heritage sites from the 1960s to the 1980s. In a large-scale conservation and tourism planning project, selected sites were set up and promoted as images of the Ethiopian nation. This story serves to illustrate UNESCO’s role in constructing a “useful past” in many African countries engaged in the process of nation-building. UNESCO experts and Ethiopian elites had a shared interest in producing a portfolio of antiquities and national parks to underwrite Ethiopia’s imperial claims to regional hegemony with ancient history. The key findings of this book highlight a continuity in Ethiopian history, despite the political ruptures caused by the 1974 revolution and UNESCO’s transformation from knowledge producer to actual provider of development policies. The particular focus on the bureaucratic and political practices of heritage, bridges a gap between cultural heritage studies and the history of international organisations. The result is a first study of the global discourse on heritage as it emerged in the 1960s development decade.

Heritage and Tourism Book

Heritage and Tourism

  • Author : Russell Staiff
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Date : 2013-06-26
  • Category : Social Science
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781135114244

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The complex relationship between heritage places and people, in the broadest sense, can be considered dialogic, a communicative act that has implications for both sides of the ‘conversation’. This is the starting point for Heritage and Tourism . However, the ‘dialogue’ between visitors and heritage sites is complex. ‘Visitors’ have, for many decades, become synonymous with ‘tourists’ and the tourism industry and so the dialogic relationship between heritage place and tourists has produced a powerful critique of this often contested relationship. Further, at the heart of the dialogic relationship between heritage places and people is the individual experience of heritage where generalities give way to particularities of geography, place and culture, where anxieties about the past and the future mark heritage places as sites of contestation, sites of silences, sites rendered political and ideological, sites powerfully intertwined with representation, sites of the imaginary and the imagined. Under the aegis of the term ‘dialogues’ the heritage/tourism interaction is reconsidered in ways that encourage reflection about the various communicative acts between heritage places and their visitors and the ways these are currently theorized, so as to either step beyond – where possible – the ontological distinctions between heritage places and tourists or to re-imagine the dialogue or both. Heritage and Tourism is thus an important contribution to understanding the complex relationship between heritage and tourism.

The Heritage Theatre Book

The Heritage Theatre

  • Author : Marlite Halbertsma
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Date : 2011-05-25
  • Category : Art
  • Pages : 255
  • ISBN : 9781443830782

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The Heritage Theatre is a book about cultural heritage and globalisation. Cultural heritage is the stage on which the global community, smaller communities and individuals play out their similarities and differences, their identities and singularities. Cultural heritage forms an implicit cultural code governing the relationship between parts and the whole, individuals and communities, communities and outsiders, as well as the relationship between communities and the world as a whole. Cultural heritage, by way of its producers, its products and its audience, presents an image of the world and its inner coherence. The subjects in this book range from places as distant from each other as Dar-es-Salaam, Jakarta, Amsterdam, Le Creusot, Trinidad, Brazzaville, Bremerhaven, New York and Prague, and deal with themes such as wayang, Kylie Minogue, airports and heritage, modernist architecture in Africa and the impact of DNA research on the concept of roots. The volume is based on papers presented at a conference organised by the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication of Erasmus University Rotterdam. The authors have backgrounds in cultural studies, art history, anthropology, museum studies, sociology, tourist studies and history.

Transforming Heritage Practice in the 21st Century Book

Transforming Heritage Practice in the 21st Century

  • Author : John H. Jameson
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Date : 2019-06-14
  • Category : Social Science
  • Pages : 460
  • ISBN : 9783030143275

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Recent years have witnessed a rapid increase in the fields of cultural heritage studies and community archaeology worldwide with expanding discussions about the mechanisms and consequences of community participation. This trend has brought to the forefront debates about who owns the past, who has knowledge, and how heritage values can be shared more effectively with communities who then ascribe meaning and value to heritage materials. Globalization forces have created a need for contextualizing knowledge to address complex issues and collaboration across and beyond academic disciplines, using more integrated methodologies that include the participation of non-academics and increased stakeholder involvement. Successful programs provide power sharing mechanisms and motivation that effect more active involvement by lay persons in archaeological fieldwork as well as interpretation and information dissemination processes. With the contents of this volume, we envision community archaeology to go beyond descriptions of outreach and public engagement to more critical and reflexive actions and thinking. The volume is presented in the context of the evolution of cultural heritage studies from the 20th century “expert approach” to the 21st century “people-centered approach,” with public participation and community involvement at all phases of the decision-making process. The volume contains contributions of 28 chapters and 59 authors, covering an extensive geographical range, including Africa, South America, Central America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, North America, and Australasia. Chapters provide exemplary cases in a growing lexicon of public archaeology where power is shared within frameworks of voluntary activism in a wide diversity of cooperative settings and stakeholder interactions.