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dc.contributor.advisorSørensen, Marie Louise Stig
dc.contributor.authorAndrews, Charlotte
dc.date.accessioned2011-03-10T11:10:11Z
dc.date.available2011-03-10T11:10:11Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.identifier.otherPhD.33477
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.dspace.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/236188
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/236188
dc.descriptionPDF of thesis revised on 18th August 2012 to correct an error in the Bibliography
dc.description.abstractThis research contributes to the fields of heritage and museum studies with a threefold objective: conceptualise heritage as a process, using an appropriate research method, with implications for museums. The work correspondingly helps to redress the undertheorisation of heritage, the inadequacy of methods for grasping heritage as an ethnographic object of study, and the disconnection between communities and their museums – and, underlying and linking these issues, the widespread incorrect and damaging presumption that individuals, or the communities they constitute, are heritage deficient. In doing so, the presumption of public heritage deficiency underlying and linking these theoretical, methodological and museological ‘problems’ is challenged and countered. Drawing on my heritage ethnography of maritime Bermuda, I examine how and why people of this mid-Atlantic island use maritimity to formulate identity and community, and thereby generate maritime heritage. This contextualised case study engages with current thinking and key debates about heritage and museums to conceptualise heritage cross-culturally. Introductory chapters review heritage and museums across the relevant scholarly, maritime, and Bermuda scales and reflect upon my methodological choices during the research design, fieldwork and analysis. Five chapters of ethnographic analysis subsequently interpret community uses of heritage in terms of Bermudian relationships with the sea. Specifically, this analysis identifies and explores maritime heritage as: relationships with past and present maritimes; negotiations of ‘race’ and its legacies; beliefs in authenticity; curatorial practices of community museology; and aspirational remedies to social crisis. With this rich ethnographic yet analytic account of maritime heritage in Bermuda, I expand the framework for understanding heritage as a phenomena and concept, offer a heritage model to museums – and maritime and Bermuda’s museums specifically – so they may better connect with their communities, and utilise and innovate heritage ethnography as a specialised method for heritage research, museum curation and wider community use.en_GB
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dc.titleCommunity uses of maritime heritage in Bermuda: a heritage ethnography with museum implicationsen_GB
dc.typeThesisen_GB
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoral
dc.type.qualificationnameDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cambridgeen_GB
dc.publisher.departmentDepartment of Archaeologyen_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.15964


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