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Palgrave Studies in Cultural Heritage and Conflict
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Landscapes of Difficult Heritage

Authors: Wollentz, Gustav

  • Investigates how violence does not only disrupt old, as well as conjure new, identities and identity relations, but can also fundamentally alter the landscape physically and conceptually
  • Utilises case studies in which the incident of violence originated within different time periods, from modern to pre-historic
  • Seeks to recognise the value and potential in heritage as an empowering tool to envision a different future
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About this book

This book studies how people negotiate difficult heritage within their everyday lives, focusing on memory, belonging, and identity. The starting point for the examination is that temporalities lie at the core of understanding this negotiation and that the connection between temporalities and difficult heritage remains poorly understood and theorized in previous research. In order to fully explore the temporalities of difficult heritage, the book investigates places in which the incident of violence originated within different time periods. It examines one example of modern violence (Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina), one example of where the associated incident occurred during medieval times (the Gazimestan monument in Kosovo), and one example of prehistoric violence (Sandby borg in Sweden). The book presents new theoretical perspectives andprovides suggestions for developing sites of difficult heritage, and will thus be relevant for academic researchers, students, and heritage professionals.   

About the authors

Gustav Wollentz defended his PhD in the summer of 2018 at the Graduate School of Human Development in Landscapes, Kiel University, Germany. He received his Bachelor’s and his Master’s degrees in Archaeology from Linnaeus University in Sweden. In 2018 and in 2019, he was hired within the AHRC-funded Heritage Futures research programme to co-author a chapter on “toxic heritage.” He is currently working as a project leader / researcher at the Nordic Centre of Heritage Learning and Creativity, in Östersund, Sweden.   


Reviews

"Wollentz’s study is very impressive in its intellectual breadth and depth, combining acute insights in the theory of heritage and memory with detailed empirical observations derived from heritage ethnographies in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, and Sweden."

-- Prof. Cornelius Holtorf, UNESCO Chair on Heritage Futures, Linnaeus University, Sweden

​“Gustav Wollentz’s book is a refreshing read that enters into the intense debate on difficult heritage and invites us to rethink some of the analytical tools we use for the study of spaces marked by violent events, starting from the very notion of ‘temporality’. The book’s analyses of Mostar, Gazimestan, and Sandby Borg are not mere applications of the concepts discussed in the theoretical chapters, but are a remarkable way of “doing theory” empirically, moving from the specific features of each case study.”

--Francesco Mazzucchelli, University of Bologna, Italy

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Landscapes of Difficult Heritage
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Cultural Heritage and Conflict
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-57125-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-57125-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-57124-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 232
Number of Illustrations
41 b/w illustrations
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