Who Needs Experts? Counter-mapping Cultural Heritage
John Schofield (ed.). Ashgate.
significant Faro Convention on the Value of Cultural Heritage for Society
(Council of Europe 2005) as its starting point, this book presents pragmatic
views on the rise of the local and the everyday within cultural heritage
discourse. Bringing together a range of case studies within a broad geographic
context, it examines ways in which authorised or ‘expert’ views of heritage can
be challenged, and recognises how everyone has expertise in familiarity with
their local environment. The book concludes that local agenda and everyday
places matter, and examines how a realignment of heritage practice to
accommodate such things could usefully contribute to more inclusive and
socially relevant cultural agenda.