Lowenthal David (1996). Possessed by the Past : The Heritage Crusade and the Spoils of History. Baltimore : The Free Press, 338 p.
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ID no. (ISBN etc.): 0684827980
BibTeX citation key: Lowenthal1996
Subcategories: Education au patrimoine
Keywords: Ă©ducation au patrimoine
Publisher: The Free Press (Baltimore)
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The more things change, the more we become nostalgic about the way they once were. Perhaps because we dread the present we are tempted to seek sanctuary in our "heritage" -- a broad term that can include everything from the Pyramids at Giza to old Elvis records -- says David Lowenthal (author of The Past is a Foreign Country). At its best, the preservation of our heritage allows us to form communities and maintain vital traditions. At its worst, it abuses real history for chauvinistic gain.
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