January 2017

Book review: Monumental Ambivalence: The Politics of Heritage by Lisa Breglia

I wrote this book review in 2007 when I was a doctoral student, but due to pressing issues with my dissertation, it was never published. Monumental Ambivalence deserves more attention, as it foreshadowed many of the contemporary debates in critical heritage studies. MONUMENTAL AMBIVALENCE: THE POLITICS OF HERITAGE by Lisa Breglia. Austin: University of Texas …

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Leadership in “people-centered preservation” — who seems to get it and who does not

Those of you who read my blog know that I have a strong interest in balancing the practice of the conservation of the built environment and cultural landscapes between what we objectively know (e.g., historic facts; things we can photograph, measure) and meanings (e.g., intangible heritage). All of this relates to making heritage conservation more …

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