With a foreword by William Logan, xviii, 344p., 52 Figs., 18 Tables, App., Index, 23 cm.
CONTENTS:- 1. Heritagescapes and cultural landscapes: an appraisal. 2. UNESCO's heritage scape : a global endeavour to produce peace in the minds of men through tourism and preservation. 3. Heritagescapes of India: appraising heritage ecology. 4. The world heritage villages of Shirakawa go and Gokayama, Japan: continuing culture and meeting modernity. 5. Conservation of cultural landscape in Shirakawa go. 6. Preservation of cultural heritage and revitalizing a mining town in Mexico. The case of Cerro de san Pedro. 7. Varanasi, India's cultural heritage city: contestation, conservation and planning. 8. Bodh Gaya, a world heritage site: tourists and native's perceptions of heritage and its conservation. 9. Revaluation and restoration of sacred sites: the case of Jordan. 10. People with learning difficulties and their inclusion within cultural and heritage sites.
This anthology deals with the current debate in heritage studies and planning implying theoretical constructs and case studies, citing illustrations from different parts of the world, like Cambodia, India, Japan, Jordan, Mexico, UK, and USA. On the lines of the perspectives of UNESCO World Heritage Committee the prospective features and in-depth local structures are portrayed with field experiences, thus the dimension of heritage ecology is broadened,. This anthology paves the path of multidisciplinary approaches to the newly emerging discipline of heritage ecology.