Discusses the various methods than can be used in Heritage Studies and illustrates their application through case studies from different parts of the world. This title focuses on the consolidation and clarification of Heritage Studies as a distinct area of investigation.
This volume discusses the various methods than can be used in Heritage Studies and illustrates their application through case studies from different parts of the world. The underlying challenge, which the volume makes explicit, is that Heritage Studies must develop a stronger recognition of the scope and nature of its data and develop a concise yet explorative understanding of its analytical methods. The methods to be considered fall within three broad categories: Textual/discourse analysis, methods for investigating people's attitudes and behaviour, and methods aimed at exploring the material qualities of heritage. In consequence, the methods discussed and illustrated range from techniques such as text analysis, interviews, participant observation, to semiotic analysis of heritage sites. "Heritage Studies" will be a significant contribution to the field as it will be the first volume specifically dedicated to the consolidation and clarification of Heritage Studies as a distinct area of investigation.; Moreover, the global perspective, with contributions from a wide range of countries and contexts, and the shared focus upon the development of reflexive methodologies for heritage studies will ensure that the volume explores these central issues in a manner that will be simultaneously case specific and of general relevance.
Part 1: Setting the Scene 1. Introduction: Making the means transparent: reasons and reflections, Marie Louise Stig Sorensen and John Carman 2. Heritage Studies -- an outline, Marie Louise Stig Sorensen and John Carman 3. Public Archaeology in United States in the early twenty-first century, Barbara Little Part 2: Heritage Methodologies: Investigating Texts 4. The history of heritage: a method in analyzing legislative historiography, Hilary Soderland 5. Means maketh the end -- the context for the development of methodologies to assessing the state of the historic environment in the UK, Ian Baxter 6. Methods used to investigate the use of the past in the formation of regional identities, Ulrike Sommer Part 3: Heritage Methodologies: Investigating People 7. Reflections on the practice of ethnography within heritage tourism, Catherine Palmer 8. Heritage Ethnography as a specialised craft: Grasping maritime heritage in Bermuda, Charlotte Andrews 9. Between the lines and in the margins: interviewing people about attitudes to heritage and identity, Marie Louise Stig Sorensen 10. Walking a fine line: obtaining sensitive information using a valid methodology, Morag Kersel 11. Methods for investigating locals' perceptions of a cultural heritage product for tourism: lessons from Botswana, Susan Keitumetse 12. The public archaeology of African America: reflections on pragmatic methods and their results, Carol McDavid Part 4: Heritage Methodologies: Investigating Things 13. The use of GIS in Landscape Heritage and Attitudes to Place- Digital Deep Maps, Matthew Fitzjohn 14. Making them draw: the use of drawings in research into public attitudes towards the past, Grete Lillehammer 15. The heritagescape: looking at heritage sites, Mary-Catherine Garden 16. The intangible presence: investigating battlefields, John Carman and Patricia Carman Part 5: Commentaries Commentary: the view from social anthropology; Paola Filippucci. Commentary: the view from environmental psychology; David Uzzell