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Industrial archaeology: Its place within the academic discipline, the public realm and the heritage industry

Orange, H; (2008) Industrial archaeology: Its place within the academic discipline, the public realm and the heritage industry. Industrial Archaeology Review , 30 (2) pp. 83-95. 10.1179/174581908X347292.

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Abstract

This paper presents a review of industrial archaeology literature and offers some initial thoughts on how this literature relates to my research on public perception and experience of Cornish mining landscapes. A brief summary of the development of industrial archaeology is given, which reflects on its amateur origins, its 'identity crisis' and its slow integration into university archaeology departments. The reasons for the transformation of industrial sites into industrial heritage is then examined and temporal models of change presented which relate to both an acceleration of the past into the commodity heritage as well as an affective progression from disdain to acceptance. The public's attitude to industrial archaeology is then discussed - which raises complex questions over the nature of such sites including, the importance of time and aesthetics as well as the nhenomenolosical nature of perception and experience. © The Association for Industrial Archaeology 2008.

Type: Article
Title: Industrial archaeology: Its place within the academic discipline, the public realm and the heritage industry
DOI: 10.1179/174581908X347292
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/1401086
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