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The Utility of Discourse Analysis to Heritage Studies: The Burra Charter and Social Inclusion

Waterton, Emma; Smith, Laurajane; Campbell, Gary


This paper reviews the methodological utility of Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) in heritage studies. Using the Burra Charter as a case study we argue that the way we talk, write and otherwise represent heritage both constitutes and is constituted by the operation of a dominant discourse. In identifying the discursive construction of heritage, the paper argues we may reveal competing and conflicting discourses and the power relations that underpin the power/knowledge relations between...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Heritage Studies
DOI: 10.1080/13527250600727000


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