The heritage industry: Britain in a climate of decline

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This book sets out to protect the present and the future life in Britain from their most dangerous enemy: a creeping takeover by the past. Robert Hewison sets today's (1987) obsession with yesterday in the context of a climate of social and political decline.

Author(s): Robert Hewison
Edition: 0
Publisher: Methuen Publishing
Year: 1987

Language: English
Pages: 168

Introduction 9
1. Living in a Museum 15
2. The Climate of Decline 35
3. Brideshead Re-Revisited 51
4. The Heritage Industry 83
5. The Politics of Patronage 107
6. A Future for the Past 131
Notes 147
Index 153