Considering the denigration and destruction of Indigenous heritage as violence

George Nicholas, Claire Smith

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    Heritage matters. It is cherished and celebrated, but also frequently contested. It is a touchstone to the past, both individual and collective. It connects cultural memory to particular places or events and defines expectations about, and responsibilities to, the connections that people have between generations, over centuries if not millennia. Heritage, and the benefits that flow from it, is such an essential part of people’s lives that a person’s unfettered access to their heritage should be considered a basic human right.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCritical Perspectives on Cultural Memory and Heritage
    Subtitle of host publicationConstruction, Transformation and Destruction
    EditorsVeysel Apaydin
    Place of PublicationLondon
    PublisherUniversity College London
    Number of pages24
    ISBN (Electronic) 978-1-78735-484-5 , 978-1-78735-487-6 , 978-1-78735-488-3
    ISBN (Print)978-1-78735-486-9 , 978-1-78735-485-2
    Publication statusPublished - 2020

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    • Cultural Memory and Heritage
    • Cultural Memory
    • Cultural Heritage
    • individual and group identity
    • collective identity
    • urban development
    • Australia
    • Canada
    • United States
    • Aboriginal
    • Indigenous
    • First Nations


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