Special Issue "Constructing Heritage in the Light of Sustainable Development"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2013).
Prof. Dr. Marie-Theres Albert
UNESCO Chair in Heritage Studies, Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus, LG 10, Room 234a, Erich-Weinert-Str. 1, Cottbus, Germany
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Interests: World Heritage; intercultural management; intercultural communication; educational development for developing countries
Considering the new challenges of globalisation and climate change and the increasing acceptance of the three most important UNESCO Conventions regarding heritage, Heritage Studies have been confronted with new disciplinary and interdisciplinary challenges. These encompass increasing requirements for theoretically established approaches to tangible and intangible heritage as well as to cultural landscapes.
The publication shall provide answers within the disciplinary and interdisciplinary framework of Heritage Studies related to the challenges of globalisation. Based on this paradigm we want to stress innovations in the discourse on heritage protection and use considering participation and human development.
- What does sustainability mean within the context of heritage protection and heritage use?
- How can heritage be employed for human development?
- Do quantitative agreeability concepts suffice in the light of the paradigm change concerning the understanding of heritage from a good to a product?
- Which participatory concepts are for heritage Studies interesting and how should participation be achieved?
- What are the most relevant methods in participatory approaches?
Prof. Dr. Marie-Theres Albert
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- Heritage Studies and globalisation
- heritage (tangible, intangible and cultural landscape) protection and use
- participation and human development