Dr. Kathryn Lafrenz Samuels has published a new book, Mobilizing Heritage: Anthropological Practice and Transnational Prospects, with a forward written by Dr. Paul Shackel.
“Mapping out emerging areas for global cultural heritage, this book provides an anthropological perspective on the growing field of heritage studies. Kathryn Lafrenz Samuels adopts a dual focus—looking back on the anthropological foundations for cultural heritage research while looking forward to areas of practice that reach beyond national borders: economic development, climate action, democratic practice, heritage rights, and global justice. Taken together, these areas characterize transnational heritage activity and represent channels for working around, negotiating, and pushing back against the traditional authority of nation-states and intergovernmental treaty–based organizations such as UNESCO.”
For more information, visit: http://upf.com/book.asp?id=9780813056647