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Title Cultural emergency in conflict and disaster / edited by Berma Klein Goldewijk, Georg Frerks and Els van der Plas

Publ Info Rotterdam : NAI Publishers, [2011]
 RWU Main Library  CC135 .C85 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript 399 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 390)
The guiding principle of "Cultural emergency in conflict and disaster" is that culture is a basic need. International heritage specialists, relief workers and politicians discuss the importance of protecting cultural heritage that is threatened by war and calamity, as well as thesignificance of culture as a positive force in the process of recovering from catastrophes and the rebuilding of the communities affected. Reports about projects in conflict zones are alternated with contributions about international administrative and legal aspects, political dimensions and sociocultural perspectives. The result is both an indictment of the senseless destruction of cultural heritage and an unflinching argument for culture as a fundamental factor in the rebuilding and restoration of societies that have been afflicted by conflict and catastrophe
LC subject Cultural property -- Protection
Historic sites -- Conservation and restoration
Monuments -- Conservation and restoration
Historic preservation
Add Author Goldewijk, Berma Klein
Frerks, Georg, 1954-
Plas, Els van der
ISBN 9789056628178