Migrant, Multicultural and Diasporic Heritage explores the role heritage has played in representing, contesting and negotiating the history and politics of ethnic, migrant, multicultural, diasporic or ‘other’ heritages in, within, between and beyond nations and national boundaries.

Containing contributions from academics and professionals working across a range of fields, this volume contends that, in the face of various global ‘crises’, the role of heritage is especially important: it is a stage for the negotiation of shifting identities and for the rewriting of traditions and historical narratives of belonging and becoming. As a whole, the book connects and further develops methodological and theoretical discourses that can fuel and inform practice and social outcomes. It also examines the unique opportunities, challenges and limitations that various actors encounter in their efforts to preserve, identify, assess, manage, interpret and promote heritage pertaining to the experience and history of migration and migrant groups.

Bringing together diverse case studies of migration and migrants in cultural heritage practice, Migrant, Multicultural and Diasporic Heritage will be of great interest to academics and students engaged in the study of heritage and museums, as well as those working in the fields of memory studies, public history, anthropology, archaeology, tourism and cultural studies.

chapter 1|17 pages

Migratory Pasts and Heritage-Making Presents

Theory and practice
ByAlexandra Dellios, Eureka Henrich

part Part One|65 pages

Challenging official heritage and national historiographies

chapter 3|16 pages

The Noncitizen Archive

Transversal heritage and the jurisgenerative process
ByChristian Rossipal

chapter 5|16 pages

Erasing Migrant Bodies

Curating violence and exhibiting migrants on the Mexico–US border
ByRobert Mason

part Part Two|80 pages

Place, placing memories and the politics of race and diversity

chapter 6|15 pages

Intangible Heritage and the Built Environment

Using multisensory digital interfaces to map migrant memories
ByAlda Terracciano

chapter 7|17 pages

Place-Making and the Finsbury/Pennington Migrant Hostel

Capturing 45 years of refugee and migrant heritage
ByKaren Agutter, Rachel A. Ankeny, Linda Lacey

chapter 8|14 pages

Cosmopolitan Capitals

Migrant heritage, urban tourism, and the re-imagining of Australian cities
ByJustine Greenwood

chapter 10|17 pages

The Politics of Mnemonic ‘Restorative Practices’

Contesting memory, mobility, identity and objects in post–‘refugee crisis’ Lesbos
ByAlexandra Bounia, Andrea Witcomb, Evthymios Papataxiarchis

part Part Three|64 pages

Community participation and collaboration in diasporic heritage practice

chapter 11|15 pages

Humanizing Migratory Heritage

Activating new heritage through people-centred, creative practices
ByEmily C. Arauz

chapter 12|16 pages

Monumentalizing Refugee Heritage

Vietnamese boat people memorials
ByTorgrim Sneve Guttormsen

chapter 13|17 pages

Definition, Participation, and Exceptionalism

An empirically based discussion of three key issues in migrant heritage practices
ByJozefien De Bock

chapter 14|14 pages

Heritage Regeneration in Response to Attempted ‘Cultural Genocide’

The case of the former Yugoslavia in the UK
ByGayle Munro