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Cultural Networks in Migrating Heritage: Intersecting Theories and Practices across Europe

By Perla Innocenti. Routledge, 2015, 180 pages

This book is a study of the role of cultural and heritage networks and how they can help institutions and their host societies manage the tensions and realise the opportunities arising from migration.

In looking at past and emerging challenges of social inclusion and cultural dialogue, hybrid models of cultural identity, citizenship and national belonging, the study also sets out to answer the questions 'how'. How can cultural institutions leverage the power of cross-border networks in a contested place such as Europe today? How could they elaborate approaches and strategies based on cultural practices? How can the actions of the European Commission and relevant cultural bodies be strengthened, adapted or extended to meet these goals?

Cultural Networks in Migrating Heritage will be of interest to scholars and students in museum and cultural heritage studies, visual arts, sociology of organisations and information studies. It will also be relevant to practitioners and policymakers from museums, libraries, NGOs and cultural institutions at large.

'Every day we are in the midst of complex flows of information, knowledge and culture. Innocenti offers a robust and thoughtful account of the ways that networks make European cultural and heritage institutions work and that increasingly shape our working identities. This excellent book interrogates how cultural networks are practiced, the challenges they create, and potentials they offer towards addressing issues of diversity, mobility and intercultural dialogue.' Mike Robinson, University of Birmingham, UK

Perla Innocenti is Honorary Research Fellow at the School of Culture and Creative Arts, University of Glasgow, UK.

For more information, please visit: https://www.routledge.com/products/9781472448132

Sample chapter at: https://www.academia.edu/22183970/Cultural_Networks_in_Migrating_Heritage._Intersecting_Theories_and_