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Author Esposito, Adèle, author

Title Urban development in the margins of a World Heritage Site : in the shadows of Angkor / Adèle Esposito
Published Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, 2018


Description 1 online resource
Series Asian cities ; 6
Asian cities (Amsterdam, Netherlands) ; 6.
Contents Cover; Contents; Abbreviations; Glossary of Khmer terms; Acknowledgements; Author's Preface; Introduction; Ordinary diversity? A secondary tourist city in Southeast Asia; Building the city after conflict; Understanding the politics of heritage from the margins; Designing a research trajectory; The content and structure of the book; 1 'Before you build a wall, think of what you are leaving outside it'; The construction of core and marginal spaces in the Angkor region; 1.1 The triad of heritage conservation; 1.2 Angkor, an international icon
1.3 Shaping the legal and institutional heritage system for Angkor1.4 Zoning a region shaped by Angkor's legacy; 1.5 Expanding the heritage system: From the monument to the landscape; 1.6 Contracting the heritage system: From the landscape to the archaeological park; 1.7 Fragile and malleable Siem Reap; 2 The arena of urban planning and the idea of the city; 2.1 Everyone wants a slice of the pie; 2.2 Planners as cultural brokers; 2.3 Spatial layouts and ideas of the city; 2.4 The buttresses of planning; 2.5 Projects; 2.6 The power of action and the power of ideas
3 The city as developers' playground3.1 Our potential field is tourism; 3.2 Reconnecting the disenfranchised links of the economic chain; 3.3 An irrational property market; 3.4 Negotiating the land laws; 3.5 Invisible investment; 3.6 A dismal attempt at beautification; 3.7 Material effects: Processes and impacts of urban development; 3.8 Urban transformation by the local people; 3.9 The trajectory of Siem Reap's urban transition; 4 The architectural space; How contemporary design shapes urban identities and ideas of modernity; 4.1 Angkor: From discovery to commodity
4.2 Emotional authenticity4.3 Taming exoticism; 4.4 Representing and planning the tourist space; 4.5 All hotels want to be 'Grand'; 4.6 The quest for the local; 4.7 Spectacular heritage: The museums of Siem Reap; 4.8 Thematizing urban heritage for consumption; 4.9 Models and imitative trends: Towards a contemporary Cambodian architecture?; Conclusion; Heritage space and non-heritage space: A heuristic model; The trajectories of the 'coloniality of power'; The town, forgotten and yet central; Bibliography; Index; List of figures; A Map of Southeast Asia and Cambodia
Figure B UNESCO signpost indicating the boundaries of the Angkor archaeological parkFigure C Total contribution made by tourism and travel to Cambodia's GDP, accessed 21 July 2016; Figure D Siem Reap urban area in 2005; Figure 1.1 The archaeological parks of Angkor, as defined by the EFEO in 1925 and the Khmer Republic in 1970; Figure 1.2 The archaeological parks of Angkor, as defined by the World Heritage listing; Figure 1.3 Archaeological map of the Angkor region; Figure 1.4 IGN map 1962 reworked by ARTE (1995); Figure 1.5 The Neak Ta Ya Tep, the spirit protector
Summary This volume addresses the relationship between the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Angkor (Cambodia), and the nearby town of Siem Reap. While previous work on heritage sites has mainly focused on protected areas, this book shifts the attention to the margins, where detrimental, tourism-driven urban development may take place. By delimiting a protected site, a non-heritage space is created in which spatial fragmentation, disruptive development processes, and unjust power plays can occur. In post-war Cambodia, liberalization and collective aspirations for progress have provided a strong incentive for modernization. Controversial interests compete in the arena of urban development, and real estate development prevails over planned growth. At the same time, Siem Reap's marginal position allows for some freedom in architectural and urban design. In the shadow of institutional control, this architectural space expresses alternative visions of the Khmer heritage and connects them with images of urban modernity
Analysis World Heritage Cambodia Architecture Tourism
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed August 31, 2018)
Subject World Heritage areas.
Cultural property -- Protection -- Cambodia -- Angkor Archaeological Park
Historic preservation -- Cambodia -- Angkor Archaeological Park
World Heritage Sites.
HISTORY -- Asia -- Southeast Asia.
Cultural property -- Protection
Historic preservation
World Heritage areas
SUBJECT Angkor Archaeological Park (Cambodia)
Subject Cambodia -- Angkor Archaeological Park
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789048534050