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Monumental Ambivalence The Politics of Heritage

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ISBN-10: 0292714807

ISBN-13: 9780292714809

Edition: 2006

Authors: Lisa C. Breglia, Lisa C. Breglia

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From ancient Maya cities in Mexico and Central America to the Taj Mahal in India, cultural heritage sites around the world are being drawn into the wave of privatization that has already swept through such economic sectors as telecommunications, transportation, and utilities. As nation-states decide they can no longer afford to maintain cultural propertiesor find it economically advantageous not to do so in the globalizing economyprivate actors are stepping in to excavate, conserve, interpret, and represent archaeological and historical sites. But what are the ramifications when a multinational corporation, or even an indigenous village, owns a piece of national patrimony which holds…    
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 11/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

LISA BREGLIA is Director of the Global Affairs and Global Interdisciplinary Programs at George Mason University. With specializations in cultural anthropology and Latin American studies, she has conducted more than fifteen years of fieldwork in Mexico. Her previous book, Monumental Ambivalence: The Politics of Heritage, was a finalist for the National Council on Public History Book Award.

List of Abbreviations
Acknowledgments
The Ambivalence of Heritage
A New Approach to Heritage
Cartographies of Patrimony
""Maya Archaeology as the Mayas See It""
ChichTn Itz_: A Century of Privatization
By Blood or by Sweat: Shaping Rights to World Heritage
Chunchucmil: Ambivalence in a Heritage Landscape
Archaeology, Ejidos, and Space-Claiming Techniques
Conclusion
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