Globalization and Heritage Values

Author(s): Neil Brodie

Year: 2016


The existence of different heritage values is well-established. For centuries, cultural objects have been looted or stolen because of their heritage value, in particular because of their value as art objects. Cultural heritage sites have suffered accordingly. In the rapidly globalizing world of the late-twentieth and early-twenty-first centuries, however, a new set of fundamentalist values relating to ethnic and religious identity have been foregrounded, with no less damaging consequences. Cultural objects are now targeted because of their perceived religious or ethnic affiliations. International public policy has been slow to recognize this changing terrain of heritage valuation and is struggling to contain the problem. This poster will explore the immanence of globalization in heritage valuation and the prospects for public policy.

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Globalization and Heritage Values. Neil Brodie. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 404345)