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Theorizing Digital Cultural Heritage: A Critical Discourse

Fiona Cameron and Sarah Kenderdine


This book offers a critical and theoretical appraisal of the uses of digital media by cultural heritage institutions. Previous discussions of cultural heritage and digital technology have left the subject largely unmapped in terms of critical theory; the chapters in this book offer this long-missing perspective on the challenges of using digital media in the research, preservation, management, interpretation, and representation of cultural heritage. The book examines the relationship between material and digital objects in collections of art and indigenous artifacts; the implications of digita ... More

Keywords: digital media, cultural heritage institutions, critical theory, material objects, digital objects, artifacts, digital technology, knowledge creation, documentation

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Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780262033534
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262033534.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Fiona Cameron, editor

Sarah Kenderdine, editor

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Fiona Cameron, and Sarah Kenderdine

I Replicants/Object Morphologies

II Knowledge Systems and Management: Shifting Paradigms and Models

III Cultural Heritage and Virtual Systems

16 Dialing Up the Past

Erik Champion, and Bharat Dave

20 Geo-Storytelling: A Living Archive of Spatial Culture

Scot T. Refsland, Marc Tuters, and Jim Cooley

21 Urban Heritage Representations in Hyperdocuments

Rodrigo Paraizo, and José Ripper Kós

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