CALL FOR PAPERS: IJHS
Heritage and Community Engagement: Collaboration and Contestation
We would like to draw your attention to a call for papers for a special themed volume of the International Journal of Heritage Studies, which seeks to re-examine the nature of community involvement in the heritage sector. Our rationale behind this proposal is that while there is a lot of noise in policy and practice and a profusion of case studies about 'community' involvement, participation and consultation, we do not believe that, on the whole, it has been quite as successful, even in its own terms, and all-encompassing as the rhetoric suggests. As such, we are putting together a double 'themed' volume that both critically examines dominant notions of community engagement and provides a series of case-studies illustrating a more genuine and inclusive practice and perhaps even some alternative frameworks and theorisation. How successful have attempts been to relocate community engagement away from professional and purely instrumental approaches and towards the communities that they seek to address, and, moreover, are new modes of address possible?
Links to the original call for papers are below, including the abstract deadline, contacts, etc.
Steve Watson and Emma Waterton