Cultural Heritage is a systematic, interdisciplinary examination of cultural heritage, which provides an up-to-date view of the field by drawing on various disciplines. The book offers a thorough, structured review of extant literature on heritage in tourism and pertinent challenges for cultural heritage.

This book offers new ways of looking at cultural heritage assets against a backdrop of increasing economic and environmental pressures. It comprises a number of sections that each examine cultural heritage from the perspective of ethics and values, community relations and development, cultural entrepreneurship, economic viability and conservation, methodologies, impacts of tourism research, consumption, and urban and immaterial heritage.

Encompassing global research perspectives from public management, visual culture, environmental management, and cultural entrepreneurship, Cultural Heritage is a crucial  text for those working or interested in the heritage field.

chapter Chapter 1|10 pages

Heritage and tourism

A literature review

chapter Chapter 2|12 pages

Poets know it

Cultural heritage and the great divide

chapter Chapter 3|16 pages

Value and values of cultural heritage

chapter Chapter 4|20 pages

Using contestation to elicit values for heritage planning

The case of the urban park at Ekeberg in Oslo, Norway

chapter Chapter 5|12 pages

Marketing Australia’s cultural heritage

The Sydney Olympic Games Closing Ceremony

chapter Chapter 6|14 pages

Managing sustainable consumption of cultural heritage

The key role of existential authenticity

chapter Chapter 7|12 pages

Heritage as embodied co-creation

‘Living the history’ of the Titanic in Cobh

chapter Chapter 8|18 pages

The people and processes underscoring authentication of the Blaenavon World Heritage Site

Mediating “hot” and “cool” authentication

chapter Chapter 10|10 pages

Immaterial heritage and sense of place

chapter Chapter 11|16 pages

The economic calculation of conservation

chapter Chapter 14|12 pages

Consuming our national parks

Cultural heritage in a consumer culture

chapter Chapter 15|8 pages

Let it all fall down

Delighting in anti-heroes, alternative heritage and ruination

chapter Chapter 17|14 pages

Re-thinking places

From dark heritage sites to socially symbolic scapes