The Signifying System of Heritage: the Case of the Historic City of Nablus
2012 (English)In: Social & cultural geography (Print), ISSN 1464-9365, E-ISSN 1470-1197Article in journal (Refereed) Accepted
This study investigates the role of civil society organizations in heritage practices in Palestine,where conservation is under pressure from the Israeli occupation and international interventions.It argues that current approaches to heritage focus on physical heritage as a ‘signifier’ for localcultural qualities and meanings, overlooking how the meanings of heritage are continuouslyreconstructed, influenced by the socio-political conditions under occupation. Drawing onWilliams’ definition of culture as a ‘realized signifying system’, these approaches are reversedby addressing the civil society organizations as ‘the signifier’, unfolding the socio-politicaldeficits of current approaches.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis Group, 2012.
Civil Society, Heritage Practices, Signifying System, Occupation, Palestine
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-93687OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-93687DiVA: diva2:517390
ProjectsHeritage in Authority-Making
QP 20122012-04-232012-04-232012-04-24Bibliographically approved