Introduction

Heritage and Scale

Tuuli Lähdesmäki, Yujie Zhu, Suzanne Elizabeth Thomas

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Abstract

In geography, the notion of scale has been discussed within diverse theoretical frameworks. The concept of geographical scale indicates socio-spatial organization within a bounded geographical area – usually labelled as size (such as province or continent) or level (such as global, national, regional, local, and even household). Besides these ‘technical’ definitions, recent research also includes more nuanced elaborations. The introductory chapter discusses four conceptualizations for understanding and utilizing the concept of scale that are critical in underscoring the power relations in heritage. These conceptualizations – scale as a hierarchy, scale as an instrument of power, scale as a process, and scale as a network – function as a point of departure in developing ‘politics of scale’ as a theoretical and methodological approach.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPolitics of Scale : New Approaches to Critical Heritage Studies
EditorsTuuli Lähdesmäki, Suzie Thomas, Yujie Zhu
Number of pages19
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherBerghahn Books
Publication date15 Jan 2019
Pages1-18
ISBN (Print)978-1-78920-016-4
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-78920-017-1
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 2019
MoE publication typeA3 Book chapter

Fields of Science

  • 5143 Social anthropology

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Lähdesmäki, T., Zhu, Y., & Thomas, S. E. (2019). Introduction: Heritage and Scale. In T. Lähdesmäki, S. Thomas, & Y. Zhu (Eds.), Politics of Scale: New Approaches to Critical Heritage Studies (pp. 1-18). New York: Berghahn Books.
Lähdesmäki, Tuuli ; Zhu, Yujie ; Thomas, Suzanne Elizabeth. / Introduction : Heritage and Scale. Politics of Scale: New Approaches to Critical Heritage Studies. editor / Tuuli Lähdesmäki ; Suzie Thomas ; Yujie Zhu. New York : Berghahn Books, 2019. pp. 1-18
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Lähdesmäki, T, Zhu, Y & Thomas, SE 2019, Introduction: Heritage and Scale. in T Lähdesmäki, S Thomas & Y Zhu (eds), Politics of Scale: New Approaches to Critical Heritage Studies. Berghahn Books, New York, pp. 1-18.

Introduction : Heritage and Scale. / Lähdesmäki, Tuuli; Zhu, Yujie; Thomas, Suzanne Elizabeth.

Politics of Scale: New Approaches to Critical Heritage Studies. ed. / Tuuli Lähdesmäki; Suzie Thomas; Yujie Zhu. New York : Berghahn Books, 2019. p. 1-18.

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Lähdesmäki T, Zhu Y, Thomas SE. Introduction: Heritage and Scale. In Lähdesmäki T, Thomas S, Zhu Y, editors, Politics of Scale: New Approaches to Critical Heritage Studies. New York: Berghahn Books. 2019. p. 1-18