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Critical Studies in Heritage, Emotion and Affect: Critical Studies in Heritage, Emotion and Affect


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In Memory of Professor Steve Watson (1958-2016)

This book series, edited by Divya P. Tolia-Kelly and Emma Waterton, is dedicated to Professor Steve Watson. Steve was a pioneer in heritage studies and was inspirational in both our personal academic trajectories. We, as three editors of the series, started this journey together, but alas we lost his magnificent scholarship and valued counsel too soon.

The series brings together a variety of new approaches to heritage as a significant affective cultural experience. Collectively, the volumes in the series provide orientation and a voice for scholars who are making distinctive progress in a field that draws from a range of disciplines, including geography, history, cultural studies, archaeology, heritage studies, public history, tourism studies, sociology and anthropology – as evidenced in the disciplinary origins of contributors to current heritage debates. The series publishes a mix of speculative and research-informed monographs and edited collections that will shape the agenda for heritage research and debate. The series engages with the concept and practice of Heritage as co-constituted through emotion and affect. The series privileges the cultural politics of emotion and affect as key categories of heritage experience. These are the registers through which the authors in the series engage with theory, methods and innovations in scholarship in the sphere of heritage studies.

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Visualising Place, Memory and the Imagined

Visualising Place, Memory and the Imagined

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Sarah De Nardi
November 22, 2019

This book probes into how communities and social groups construct their understanding of the world through real and imagined experiences of a place. The book seeks to connect the dots of the factual and the imaginary that form affective networks of identities, which help shape local memory, sense...

Affective Geographies of Transformation, Exploration and Adventure: Rethinking Frontiers

Affective Geographies of Transformation, Exploration and Adventure: Rethinking Frontiers

1st Edition

Hayley Saul, Emma Waterton
July 05, 2018

Combining critical reflections from scholars around the globe as well as experiential records from some of the world’s most tenacious explorers, this book interrogates the concept of the ‘frontier’ as a realm of transformation, exploration and adventure. We discover the affective power of social,...

Heritage, Affect and Emotion: Politics, practices and infrastructures

Heritage, Affect and Emotion: Politics, practices and infrastructures

1st Edition

Divya P. Tolia-Kelly, Emma Waterton, Steve Watson
February 06, 2018

Heritage and its economies are driven by affective politics and consolidated through emotions such as pride, awe, joy and pain. In the humanities and social sciences, there is a widespread acknowledgement of the limits not only of language and subjectivity, but also of visuality and representation....

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