Citizens, Civil Society and Heritage-making in Asia

Citizens, Civil Society and Heritage-making in Asia

Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao ; Hui Yew-Foong ; Philippe Peycam

Format: Print Book

ISBN: 9789814786157

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This volume is based on papers from the second in a series of three conferences that deal with the multi-scalar processes of heritage-making, ranging from the local to the national and international levels, involving different players with different degrees of agency and interests. These players include citizens and civil society, the state, and international organizations and actors. The current volume focuses on the role of citizens and civil society in the politics of heritage-making, looking at how these players at the grass-roots level make sense of the past in the present. Who are these local players that seek to define the meaning of heritage in their everyday lives? How do they negotiate with the state, or contest the influence of the state, in determining what their heritage is? These and other questions will be taken up in various Asian contexts in this volume to foreground the local dynamics of heritage politics.

Format: PB

Number of Pages: 337

Publication Date: 30/06/2017

Imprint: ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute / IIAS / Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica

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