1. From culture to heritage: principles for a critical socio-anthropological perspective. Construction and use of heritage.
2. Tourism as a socio-cultural significance context. Significant mediation of tourism space.
3. Main uses of heritage. Support of collective and social memory and of identities. Tourist resource and rerepresentation of identities. Management and administration of heritage: museums as communicative spaces.
4. Core elements for the ecological and cultural analysis of tourist environments. Valuing cultural heritage and providing value to cultural heritage: two approaches to the issue of development.
Cultural Heritage and the socio-economic development that may involve are essential elements in many profesional careers. It is very much talked, listened, read and written of Heritage or about it. Conservation, History, museums,Tradition, Identity and Memory are concepts inevitably linked to tha of Heritage, while important issues such as Culture, legal protection, Tourism and development (usually with the adjective sustainable) are often closely related to it. But, actually, what do we mean by heritage? What are you trying to protect or preserve? Can Heritage be divided into different categories? During this course we will reflect on these questions and we will try to answer them from an anthropological perspective, as we further deepen into the work of those engaged in Heritage and museums