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Cultural Heritage in the Arabian Peninsula

Debates, Discourses and Practices

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Cultural Heritage in the Arabian Peninsula by Karen Exell
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Heritage projects in the Arabian Peninsula are developing rapidly. Museums and heritage sites are symbols of shifting national identities, and a way of placing the Arabian Peninsula states on the international map. Global, i.e. Western, heritage standards and practices have been utilised for the rapid injection of heritage expertise in museum development and site management and for international recognition. The use of Western heritage models in the Arabian Peninsula inspires two key areas for research which this book examines: the obscuring of indigenous concepts and practices of heritage and expressions of cultural identity; and the tensions between local/community concepts of heritage and identity and the new national identities being constructed through museums and heritage sites at a state level.

Author Biography

Karen Exell and Trinidad Rico, both at UCL Qatar, Qatar.
Release date Australia
December 18th, 2017
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
CRC Press Inc
Pages
226
ISBN-13
9780815399322
Product ID
27896135

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