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Material culture.; Group identity - Case studies.; Australia.
"Utilizing the latest research, including that from the UK, Australia and the United States, this book re-theorizes the idea of heritage. Smith challenges traditional Western definitions of heritage that focus on material and monumental forms of 'old', or aesthetically pleasing, tangible heritage, which are all too often used to promote an unchallenging consensual view of both the past and the present. An alternative conception of heritage is developed which establishes and develops themes of memory, performance, identity, intangibility, dissonance and place." "This work confronts the assumptions often found in the study and use of heritage and will be a valuable resource for students and heritage practitioners."--BOOK JACKET.
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