Conservation Under Occupation: Conflictual Powers and Cultural Heritage Meanings
2012 (English)In: Planning Theory and Practice, Vol. 13, no 2, 1-24 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This article investigates the influence of power struggles on conservationinterventions. It looks at the effect that conflict over meaning-making in representations ofcultural heritage can have on an inhabited historic environment. Narratives of particularinterventions and historically developed discourses are analyzed to explore how they becomesocially appropriated. An analytical framework is developed to unfold the narrative and heritagedimensions of interventions in the Historic City of Nablus. Focusing on the periods of “peace”and “Second Intifada”, the conclusions show how actual conservations in occupied societies arenot only influenced by direct violence, but are also enmeshed with discursive control overheritage questions relating to identity and superiority.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2012. Vol. 13, no 2, 1-24 p.
Conflict, conservation; discourse, heritage; occupation, Palestine
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-93684ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84862010179OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-93684DiVA: diva2:517360
24th AESOP Annual Conference, Finland, 7 – 10 July 2010
ProjectsHeritage in Authority-Making
QC 201204232012-04-232012-04-232012-04-24Bibliographically approved