Essay On Heritage Place

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Beginning in 1972 through the recognition of loss from the devastation of two World Wars the World Heritage Convention came in. After World War II, in the 1920’s the process of the wealthier nations assisting poorer nations protect their heritage commenced with the League of Nations and was taken over by the United Nation Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The international concern was heightening this importance idea around the decision to build the Aswan High Dam in Egypt and flood the Nile valley, which contained the Abu Simbel temples, treasure of ancient Egyptian civilization. Another action was taken by UNESCO are launched an international safeguarding campaign to relocate the temples and formulated recommendations for Safeguarding of the Beauty and Character of Landscape and Sites (UNESCO 2005 in Bushell, 2009). The term of world heritage have been studied in many literatures. Urry (2006:vii) notes that the world heritages are places. The places are not authentic entities with clear boundaries just…show more content…
They also contested by competing stakeholders groups (Wall & Black 2005; Millar 2006; Cochrane & Trapper 2006; Owens 2002 and Harrison 2005). They are intrinsic elements of nation-building projects. They are sites of movement and dynamism. In a heritage place this includes a flow of bodies around monuments and through spaces that is of the moment: a flow of different bodies, different histories, different sexualities, different genders, different cultures, different purposes and so on. The heritage place, rather than a static and composed space – something already there ‘waiting to be visited’ (Urry, 2006) – is something produced by the corporeal and social performance of the visitor, by the practice of the visit (Baerenholdt, 2004; Staiff 2008) and the performance of the
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