Chapter 8. Cultural Heritage



Continuing with the theme of preservation, chapter 8 considers ‘Heritage’ – what is it and how it came into being?

This chapter starts with a historical perspectives, examining the power-play and politics than have often lay behind seemingly laudable efforts to preserve human artefacts, landscape and environment for future generations.

To demonstrate the complexities involved, three case-studies are presented: first, a lecture relating to cultural landscapes, second a piece of research examining the seal management (and the famous public campaigns against seal culling), and third, a study in ‘sustainable music’.