Introduction: On Stuart Hall and the imagining of heritage

Susan L.T. Ashley, Degna Stone

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An examination of the intellectual and practical impact of Stuart Hall’s ideas on heritage. The Introduction reflects on the ‘heritage’ of Hall’s essay as it was taken up or neglected in academic, policy and professional discourses after its presentation in 1999, within the theoretical fields of both cultural studies and heritage studies. This chapter scrutinises the concept of heritage as it has evolved since those days; its foundational role in identity, culture and citizenship, and, in particular, its relation to the concepts of ‘equality’, ‘diversity’ and ‘race’ within today’s policy and practices in the UK’s culture and heritage sectors.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWhose Heritage?
Subtitle of host publicationChallenging Race and Identity in Stuart Hall’s Post-Nation Britain
EditorsSusan L.T. Ashley, Degna Stone
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781000856170, 9781003092735
ISBN (Print)9780367552732
Publication statusPublished - 28 Mar 2023

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