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Critical approaches: social power, sustainability, decolonization and industrial heritage I

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9:00 AM, Tuesday 30 Aug 2022 (1 hour 30 minutes)
Break   10:30 AM to 11:00 AM (30 minutes)

Drawing on case studies from diverse social, cultural, and political contexts the papers in this session discuss the different responses to maintaining and assessing not only the physical sustainability of industrial heritage but also the sustainability of its social values and meaning.

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9:00 AM - 9:20 AM | 20 minutes

East Asian countries frequently consider the diversification of social power and how to balance power relations through policy formulation and implementation when developing public policies on industrial heritage. In terms of industrial heritage transformation and renewal, the Chinese and Japanese governments have developed two distinct cases. In general, the Chinese government favors real estate projects, whereas Japan favors tourism projects. However, the examples used in this article, H...

9:30 AM - 9:50 AM | 20 minutes

Nothing in modern heritage makes sense except in the light of industrialization and its heritage. Although the industrial revolution started in the west, but its effects reached Asia and Africa in one way or another. One of the influencing factors was the practice of colonization of the western forces. Indian subcontinent even before the colonization by Britishers was under the influence and monopoly of British east Indian company which eventually lead to its oc...

10:00 AM - 10:20 AM | 20 minutes

As a late-developing country in industrialization, many of modern-day Jordan’s modern industrial heritage sites have absorbed technologies from several possible foreign sources, particularly under British mandate era between 1921 and 1946.  The paper considers the case of the First Jordan hydro-electric power house, far northwest of Jordan, dating back to the late 1920s, which has been a subject of controversial discourse of conservation colonial legacy as a part of both of mod...

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