Heritage-making, borderwork and (multi) cultural organisations in the north of England

Susan Ashley

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This chapter is based on recent AHRC-UK research into the ways that Black and minority ethnic organisations in the North of England engage with their heritage through their own cultural organisations. This heritage-making is analysed as ‘borderwork’ located outside of mainstream cultural organisations: as ‘boundary-making’ and/or as ‘contact zone’. The chapter offers critical insights into heritage work as an affective process by minoritized people who use the past or traditions to express creatively their place within the world, and strategically assert their voices in the public sphere. It concludes with reflections on the research process among motivated participants, and the impact and potential of ‘collected’ heritage shared in networked relationships.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMigrant, Multicultural and Diasporic Heritage
Subtitle of host publicationBeyond and Between Borders
EditorsAlexandra Dellios, Eureka Henrich
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9780429328404
ISBN (Print)9780367348465, 9780367348489
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jul 2020

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NameKey Issues in Cultural Heritage


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