Heritage and Community Engagement

  • Emma WatertonEmail author
Part of the Ethical Archaeologies: The Politics of Social Justice book series (ETHARCHAEOL, volume 4)


This chapter surveys the term ‘community’ in relation to heritage management practices. It begins by offering an historical overview of the term before turning to assess methods of engagement. The chapter concludes by offering an exploration of the wider ethical implications tangled up with community engagement projects within the field of heritage studies. Overall, it aims to advance theoretical, methodological and political reflections upon community engagement, placing such considerations within the wider turn towards conceiving of critical heritage studies.


Community Engagement Deaf Community Heritage Management Heritage Study Community Archaeology 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Culture and SocietyUniversity of Western SydneyPenrithAustralia

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