The role of official heritage in regional spaces
2016 (English)In: Urban Research and Practice, ISSN 1753-5069, E-ISSN 1753-5077Article, review/survey (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Following the argument that increasing mobility has scattered consumption throughout Sweden’s regions, this study investigates how individuals’ consumption choices are influenced by official heritage. It argues that individuals’ everyday routines highlight the role played by heritage in socio-economic regional change, challenging traditional planning systems and altering individuals’ relationships with their environments, leading to new values being placed on official heritage. This argument was tested using interviews and questionnaires in Mariefred, Sweden, and demonstrates that official heritage plays multiple and contrasting roles, including the use of heritage as an attempt to reconcile opposing principles such as progress/development and tradi- tion/conservation.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
UK: Routledge, 2016.
regional change; heritage; everyday life; mobility; consumption; Mariefred
Research subject Planning and Decision Analysis
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-182377DOI: 10.1080/17535069.2015.1133696ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84954202214OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-182377DiVA: diva2:904295
ProjectsRegionala staden – reproduktion och transformation av lokala platser
QP 20162016-02-182016-02-182016-05-23Bibliographically approved