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Dr Russell Staiff

Western Sydney University
Participates in 2 items
Russell Staiff holds a doctorate in art history from the University of Melbourne and is an adjunct fellow in the cultural heritage and tourism program within the School of Social Sciences and Psychology, Western Sydney University and an adjunct professorial fellow in the architectural heritage and tourism program in the Faculty of Architecture, Silpakorn University, Bangkok. His research interests are two-fold: (1) the various intersections between cultural heritage, communities and tourism with a particular emphasis on Southeast Asia and (2) heritage as a socio-cultural phenomenon. He has recently co-edited a volume on Heritage and Tourism for Routledge (with Robyn Bushell and Steve Watson) and his monograph, Re-Imagining Heritage Interpretation: Enchanting the Past/Future, was published by Ashgate in early 2014. Also in 2014, and published by Ashgate, came two co-edited volumes Travel and Imagination and Travel and Transformation.  Another co-edited volume Travel and Representation: Past, Present, Future is in press with Berghan Books.
 

Sessions in which Dr Russell Staiff participates

Sunday 5 June, 2016

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Tuesday 7 June, 2016

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Sessions in which Dr Russell Staiff attends

Friday 3 June, 2016

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11:30
11:30 - 13:00 | 1 hour 30 minutes
Urban HeritageTourism

What does heritage change for tourism? | Le patrimoine, ça change quoi au tourisme? Ce débat veut interroger les relations entre le tourisme et le patrimoine et dépasser ainsi les idées reçues sur l'antagonisme entre le tourisme "corrupteur" et le patrimoine qui en serait la victime. Il s'agit donc de repenser le tourisme comme un réel acteur du patrimoine, de sa valorisation et de son appropriation, y compris par les populations locales. Cela présuppose, au p...

Saturday 4 June, 2016

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9:00
9:00 - 10:00 | 1 hour
Public event
Simultaneous translation - Traduction simultanée

What if we changed our views on heritage? And if heritage has already changed? While, on the global scene, states maintain their leading role in the mobilization of social and territorial histories, on the local scale, regions, neighbourhoods and parishes have changed. Citizens and communities too: they latch on to heritage to express an unprecedented range of belongings that no law seems to be able to take measures to contain, often to the discontent of...

18:30
18:30 - 20:00 | 1 hour 30 minutes
Public event
Simultaneous translation - Traduction simultanée

Most of what we experience as heritage emerges into conscious recognition through a complex mixture of political and ideological filters, including nationalism.  In these processes, through a variety of devices (museums, scholarly research, consumer reproduction, etc.), dualistic classifications articulate a powerful hierarchy of value and significance.  In particular, the tangible-intangible pair, given legitimacy by such international bodies as UNESCO, reproduces a selective ordering of cul...