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Migratory Pasts and Heritage Making Presents: Theory and Practice

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMigrant, Multicultural and Diasporic Heritage
Subtitle of host publicationBeyond and Between Borders
EditorsAlexandra Dellios, Eureka Henrich
ISBN (Print)9780367348465, 9780367348489
Publication statusPublished - 3 Aug 2020

Publication series

NameKey Issues in Cultural Heritage


This chapter makes a case for an urgent reappraisal of migrant heritage in the context of recent global ‘crises’ – refugee, financial, and environmental. We define ‘migrant heritage’ as that which is made with, by, for, or in reaction to community groups and individuals who have, or whose ancestors have, moved across borders and/or cultures. We then outline the scholarly literatures which have shaped understandings of migrant heritage, zoning in on the overlaps between memory studies, migration studies and critical heritage studies. Themes including human rights, affect and activism emerge as key vectors of the volume, which presents case studies of migrant, multicultural and diasporic heritage making across the globe.


© 2020 Informa UK Limited, an Informa Plc company. This is an Accepted Manuscript of a chapter published by Routledge in Migrant, Multicultural and Diasporic Heritage: Beyond and Between Borders (9780367348465) on August 3, 2020:

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