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The consequences of heritagization for local populations

Nick Dines points at the tension between the heritagization discourse and the presence of lower class populations in the historic centre of Naples.

Nick Dines shows that lower class populations living in the historic centre of Naples have been viewed by the urban elites as an obstacle to promoting the area as cultural heritage, as they were associated with a bad reputation, namely crime and poverty. This led the administration to redefine the right behaviour in the city and make reproaches to local inhabitants for their “lack of heritage consciousness”.

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Cultural Heritage and the City

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