Reconstructing the past to satisfy the present: fictional heritage in the USA, Peru, Brazil, South Africa & Malaysia

Guedes, Pedro (2016). Reconstructing the past to satisfy the present: fictional heritage in the USA, Peru, Brazil, South Africa & Malaysia. In: Rogério Amoêda, Sérgio Lira and Cristina Pinheiro, HERITAGE 2016, 5th International Conference on Heritage and Sustainable Development. International Conference on Heritage and Sustainable Development, Lisbon, Portugal, (1769-1778). 12 – 15 July 2016.

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Author Guedes, Pedro
Title of paper Reconstructing the past to satisfy the present: fictional heritage in the USA, Peru, Brazil, South Africa & Malaysia
Conference name International Conference on Heritage and Sustainable Development
Conference location Lisbon, Portugal
Conference dates 12 – 15 July 2016
Proceedings title HERITAGE 2016, 5th International Conference on Heritage and Sustainable Development
Place of Publication Barcelos, Portugal
Publisher Green Lines Institute for Sustainable Development
Publication Year 2016
Sub-type Fully published paper
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
ISBN 9789898734150
9789898734143
Editor Rogério Amoêda
Sérgio Lira
Cristina Pinheiro
Volume 2
Start page 1769
End page 1778
Total pages 10
Language eng
Abstract/Summary This paper focuses on Colonial buildings and contexts that have gained prestige through UNESCO World Heritage and other accrediting organisations. Many of the structures or groupings chosen were erected during regimes that have since ceased, when particular periods of the past were privileged over others for political or other reasons in selecting and reinforcing strategies of rehabilitation. The paper will show that approaches to identifying, conserving and promoting built heritage are vulnerable to pressures arising from satisfying the perceived needs of cultural tourism, where expectations are often simplified and reinforced through selective editing of complex legacies. This vulnerability is particularly strong when groups of buildings rather than individual monuments are considered. In this overview, gained from direct experience of these widely distributed sites, the author investigates how guided interventions contribute to or detract from perceptions of authenticity and cultural value.
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