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AIM701 - Heritage, Memory and Identity

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125

This unit was titled Heritage and Development in the Asia-Pacific Region in 2011.

Unit chair:S Cooke




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You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.


AIM701 is a core (elective only in courses A529 and A629) unit in the Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies program. The use of the past in the present has become a key debate within contemporary society. Contestations over representations of the past, critiques of the power of heritage to legitimate particular word views, debates about multiculturalism and social inclusion, and the role of heritage in tourism, place promotion and urban redevelopment all bring concerns over identity to the fore. Through metaphors including text, representation, and performance, the unit aims to explore the relationship between theory and practice, showing how we can apply theoretical concerns to the understanding and management of cultural heritage. It introduces key definitions and ideas, many of which are explored in more detail in other units of the program. Content: - The use of the past in the present - Conceptualising heritage, identity and difference - Heritage and national identity - Heritage, colonialism and post-colonialism - Heritage in extremis: places of pain and shame - Heritage and urban redevelopment - Multiculturalism, social inclusion and diversity in the management of heritage places. - The future of memory


Two assignments of 2,500 words, 50% each

Unit Fee Information

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