The texture of heritage: a reading of the 750th anniversary of Stockholm

Burch, S. ORCID: 0000-0001-8293-1850, 2005. The texture of heritage: a reading of the 750th anniversary of Stockholm. International Journal of Heritage Studies, 11 (3), pp. 211-233. ISSN 1470-3610

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This paper employs Henri Lefebvre's term 'texture' as a means of analysing a series of events that took place in June 2002 to mark the 750th anniversary of Sweden's capital city. The resulting case study demonstrates that heritage is the present-day use of the past and that selection and interpretation shift according to contemporary demands. The latter prompts a continuing series of 'particular actions' (Lefebvre) that require explaining and elucidating to new audiences in fresh contexts. This provides heritage with its impetus whilst also accounting not only for its range and reach but also for its richness as a source of study.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: International Journal of Heritage Studies
Creators: Burch, S.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Date: 2005
Volume: 11
Number: 3
ISSN: 1470-3610
Divisions: Schools > School of Arts and Humanities
Record created by: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:38
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:35

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