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The elephant in the room: heritage, affect and emotion

Smith, Laurajane; Campbell, Gary


Affect and emotion, like memory before them, have recently become a focus of discussion in the social sciences. This chapter reviews the way emotion has been addressed in heritage studies: we argue that any engagement with affect and emotion needs to be based on a pragmatic approach, which starts from an understanding that emotions are not only culturally, historically, and socially mediated, but also have moral and political consequences and impacts. If we accept that heritage is a political...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: A Companion to Heritage Studies
DOI: 10.1002/9781118486634.ch30


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