Critical Perspectives on Cultural Memory and Heritage focuses on the importance of memory and heritage for individual and group identity, and for their sense of belonging. It aims to expose the motives and discourses related to the destruction of memory and heritage during times of war, terror, sectarian conflict and through capitalist policies. It is within these affected spheres of cultural heritage where groups and communities ascribe values, develop memories, and shape their collective identity. It is an essential read for researchers in Museum and Heritage Studies, Archaeology and History who seek a global, comprehensive study of cultural memory and heritage.
About the Author
Veysel Apaydin is a Senior Teaching Fellow in Art, Design and Museology at the UCL Institute of Education, Department of Culture, Communication and Media. He is the editor of the volume Shared Knowledge, Shared Power: Engaging Local and Indigenous Heritage. He is also currently editor of the heritage section of the Open Archaeology journal.