OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

A Future in Ruins: UNESCO, World Heritage, and the Dream of Peace

ISBN : 9780190648343

Price(incl.tax): 
¥4,609
Author: 
Lynn Meskell
Pages
400 Pages
Format
Hardcover
Size
156 x 235 mm
Pub date
Aug 2018
Send mail
Print

A Future in Ruins is an eye-opening look at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Focusing on early luminaries like H.G. Wells, Aldous, and Julian Huxley, with their dystopian fears for the future, through to the devastation of ancient sites like Cuzco, Abu Simbel, the Bamiyan Valley, and Palmyra, the book traces how, from 1945 to the present, cultural heritage has been a vital part of the elusive hope for a better world.

Index: 

Preface
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Chapter 1: Utopia
Chapter 2: Internationalism
Chapter 3: Technocracy
Chapter 4: Conservation
Chapter 5: Inscription
Chapter 6: Conflict
Chapter 7: Danger
Chapter 8: Dystopia
Bibliography

About the author: 

Lynn Meskell is Professor, Department of Anthropology, Stanford University and author of Global Heritage: A Reader (Wiley-Blackwell, 2015), The Nature of Heritage: The New South Africa (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012), Cosmopolitan Archaeologies (Duke University Press, 2009), and Private Life in New Kingdom Egypt (PUP, 2002).

The price listed on this page is the recommended retail price for Japan. When a discount is applied, the discounted price is indicated as “Discount price”. Prices are subject to change without notice.