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The limits of a heritage at risk framework: the construction of post-disaster cultural heritage in Banda Aceh, Indonesia

Rico, T; (2014) The limits of a heritage at risk framework: the construction of post-disaster cultural heritage in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. Heritage and Society , 14 (2) pp. 157-176. 10.1177/1469605314527192. Green open access

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Abstract

This paper discusses what it means to label heritage as being ‘at risk’ in post-disaster landscapes in the city of Banda Aceh, Indonesia, following the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. It questions the relevance of a ‘heritage at risk’ framework, pointing out the issues associated with starting from this popular threat-based model of preservation in the aftermath of near or total destruction. By challenging the hegemony of a ‘heritage at risk’ rhetorical device that constructs heritage typologies, this debate focuses instead on the emergence and mastering of new heritage in post-tsunami Aceh, and the ways in which a shift in focus is able to document and preserve the emergence of unique heritage constructs and priorities. This paper promotes the study of heritage as a performance that transcends an emphasis on victimhood, toward framing a heritage construct that is productive and dynamic, a steward for post-disaster identities.

Type: Article
Title: The limits of a heritage at risk framework: the construction of post-disaster cultural heritage in Banda Aceh, Indonesia
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1177/1469605314527192
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1469605314527192
Additional information: © The Author(s) 2014. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 License (http://www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/) which permits non-commercial use, reproduction and distribution of the work without further permission provided the original work is attributed as specified on the SAGE and Open Access page(http://www.uk.sagepub.com/aboutus/openaccess.htm).
Keywords: critical heritage; post-colonial; heritage at risk; disasters; Southeast Asia;
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of SandHS > Institute of Archaeology
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1400158
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