A Call for papers for a Special Issue of the Journal of Anthropology

“The Management of Natural and Cultural Heritage: A Global Perspective”

Special Issue Guest Editors: Aron Mazel1, Leon Jacobson, Liora Kolska Horwitz

1. International Centre for Cultural and Heritage Studies, Newcastle University, United Kingdom; Email: a.d.mazel@ncl.ac.uk

2. The School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; Email: lj.heritage@gmail.com

3. Natural History Collections, Faculty of Life Science, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem 91904, Israel; Email: lix1000@gmail.com

Call for papers:

At the outset to the 21st century, worldwide, cultural and natural heritage resources are under increasing threat from a variety of pressures that operate at a number of levels -globalization, tourism, population growth, national and regional development initiatives. The responses to these threats have varied internationally and within nations. In some instances, there is strong state intervention, effective legislation and well-funded government agencies which are generally well-supported by the public. In other instances, state and civil intervention may be weak, threatening the safeguarding of cultural and natural heritage resources through, for example, inappropriate or ill-conceived management and tourism strategies and the lack of will and capacity. The potential also exists for the emergence of conflict between indigenous populations and the state, concerning the ownership and protection of heritage resources – both natural and cultural.

The planned special issue of Journal of Anthropology aims at addressing these issues. We invite investigators to contribute original research articles, case studies as well as review articles that will stimulate debate and contribute to our understanding of the management and interpretation of cultural and natural heritage resources worldwide.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

Globalization and heritage management

State and civil society in heritage management

Role of stewardship in management

Tourism – panacea or threat

Indigenous heritage management

Nature vs. culture in heritage management

Who should interpret heritage and how this is done

The closing date for submitting manuscripts is 28 February 2013. Manuscripts should normally be between 5,000 and 7,000 words including references. Can you please let one of the Guest Editors know if you are planning to submit a manuscript.

For queries relating to papers please contact one of the guest editors at the emails listed above; for cultural heritage authors should please contact Aron Mazel or Leon Jacobson; for papers on natural heritage please contact Liora Kolska Horwitz.

Before submission, authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/jop/guidelines.html

An electronic copy of completed manuscripts should be submitted through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com

Hindawi, the publisher of Journal of Anthropology, is committed to publishing academic papers via free online access – prospective authors who cannot afford the cover costs of free-online access publication ($400.00) should please contact one of the guest editors. The journal will waiver the cost for third worlders and those who cannot afford to pay.

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