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Author Exell, Karen.

Title Cultural heritage in the Arabian Peninsula : debates, discourses and practices / by Karen Exell and Trinidad Rico
Published Farnham, Surrey, England : Ashgate, 2014
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Contents Introduction: (De)constructing Arabian heritage debates / Karen Exell and Trinidad Rico -- Part I. Shifting perspectives -- Islamophobia and the location of heritage debates in the Arabian Peninsula / Trinidad Rico -- Concern amid the oysters as pearling is honoured : nature and the environment in heritage practice / Ian R. Simpson -- Part II. Museums, museumification, collecting -- Collecting an alternative world : the Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim al-Thani Museum in Qatar / Karen Exell -- Purposeful ambiguity : the pearl trade and heritage construction in the United Arab Emirates / Victoria Penziner Hightower -- Spectacle and participation : a new heritage model from the UAE / Eric Langham and Darren Barker -- Heritage, cosmopolitanism and identity in Abu Dhabi / Sarina Wakefield -- The development of the first Qatar National Museum / Mariam Ibrahim Al-Mulla -- Part III. Archaeological, architectural and urban concerns -- Islamic identities and heritage presentation in Bahrain / Rachel MacLean and Timothy Insoll -- Archaeological site management of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia : protection or isolation? / Alaa Alrawaibah -- Preservation, practice and politics : can Yemen preserve its cultural heritage? / Stephen Steinbeiser -- The rehabilitation of the Muharraq Historical Centre, Bahrain : a critical narrative / Ali A. Alraouf -- The Msheireb Project in Doha : the heritage of new urban design in Qatar / Nadine Scharfenort
Summary Heritage projects in the Arabian Peninsula are developing rapidly. Museums and heritage sites are symbols of shifting national identities, and a way of placing the Arabian Peninsula states on the international map. Global, i.e. Western, heritage standards and practices have been utilised for the rapid injection of heritage expertise in museum development and site management and for international recognition. The use of Western heritage models in the Arabian Peninsula inspires two key areas for research which this book examines: the obscuring of indigenous concepts and practices of heritage and
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Cultural property -- Protection -- Arabian Peninsula.
Ethnicity -- Arabian Peninsula.
Historic preservation -- Political aspects -- Arabian Peninsula.
Historic preservation -- Social aspects -- Arabian Peninsula.
Historic sites -- Conservation and restoration -- Arabian Peninsula.
Museums -- Arabian Peninsula.
Nationalism -- Arabian Peninsula.
Arabian Peninsula -- Antiquities -- Collection and preservation.
Arabian Peninsula -- Cultural policy.
Form Electronic book
Author Rico, Trinidad.
ISBN 1409470083 (electronic bk.)
9781409470083 (electronic bk.)