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Introduction: UNESCO World Heritage – Grounded?
Christoph Brumann and David Berliner


Chapter 1. Affects and Senses in a World Heritage Site: People–House Relations in the Medina of Fez
Manon Istasse

Chapter 2. 'UNESCO is What?' World Heritage, Militant Islam and the Search for a Common Humanity in Mali
Charlotte Joy

Chapter 3. Heritage-making in Lijiang: Governance, Reconstruction and Local Naxi Life
Yujie Zhu

Chapter 4. Multiple Nostalgias: The Fabric of Heritage in Luang Prabang (Lao PDR)
David Berliner


Chapter 5. Thinking Globally and Acting Locally in the Angkor World Heritage Site
Keiko Miura

Chapter 6. One List, a World of Difference? The Dynamics of Global Heritage at Two Neighbouring Properties
Noel B. Salazar

Chapter 7. Civilization and the Transformation of Xiaotun Village at Yin Xu Archaeological Site, China
Shu-Li Wang

Chapter 8. The Business of Wonder: Public Meets Private at the World Heritage Site of Chichén Itzá
Lisa Breglia


Chapter 9. Decolonizing the Site: The Problems and Pragmatics of World Heritage in Italy, Libya and Tanzania
Jasper Chalcraft

Chapter 10. The Values of Exchange and the Issue of Control: Living with (World) Heritage in Osogbo, Nigeria
Peter Probst

Chapter 11. Mapungubwe Cultural Landscape: Extractive Economies and Endangerment on South Africa's Borders
Lynn Meskell


Conclusion: Imagining the Ground from Afar: Why the Sites are so Remote in World Heritage Committee Sessions
Christoph Brumann

World Heritage on the Ground

Ethnographic Perspectives

Edited by Christoph Brumann and David Berliner

336 pages, 16 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-78533-091-9 Hb Published (April 2016)

eISBN 978-1-78533-092-6 eBook