Heritage Discourses in Europe

This book explores
how new cultural identities in transformation are challenging the notion and
significance of cultural heritage today in Europe.


£75.00 ISBN-13: 9781641892025

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Anna Catalani

Laia Colomer

Debates about migration and heritage largely discuss how newcomers integrate into the host societies, and how they manage (or not) to embrace local and national heritage as part of their new cultural landscape. But relatively little attention has been paid to how the host society is changing culturally because its new citizens have collective memories constructed upon different geographies/events, and emotional attachments to non-European forms of cultural heritages.
This short book explores how new cultural identities in transformation are challenging the notions and the significance of heritage today in Europe. It asks the questions: How far are contemporary Authorized Heritage Discourses in Europe changing due to migration and globalization? Could heritage sites and museums be a meeting point for socio-cultural dialogue between locals and newcomers? Could heritage become a source of creative platforms for other heritage discourses, better “tuned” with today’s European multicultural profile?


Cultural Identities, Migrations And Heritage In Contemporary Europe: An Introduction, by Laia Colomer and Anna Catalani
Narratives Of Resilient Heritage And the ‘Capacity To Aspire’ During Displacement, by Anna Catalani
Museum Theatre, Refugee Artists, Contingent Identities And Heritage, by Alison Jeffers
Museums, activism and the “ethics of care”: Two museum exhibitions on the refugee “crisis” in Greece in 2016, by Alexandra Bounia
Heritage Education From The Ground: Historic Schools, Cultural Diversity And Sense Of Belonging In Barcelona, by Maria Feliu-Torruella, Paloma González-Marcén and Clara Masriera-Esquerra
Heritage Processes Following Relocation: The Russian Old Believers Of Romania, by Crisitina Clopot
Doing Things/Things Doing. Mobility, Things, Humans, Home, And The Affectivity Of Migration, by Laia Colomer
Telling Sounds: Staging Musical Heritage In Europe, Through Continuity And Change, by Amanda Brandellero
Afterword: Superdiversity and new approaches to heritage and identities in Europe: the way forward, by Sophia Labadi