Cultural Heritage, Ageing, Disability and Identity is Published - Sample Chapters

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My new monograph, published by Routledge in the UK and CRC Press in the US, is now published and available. Just to summarise:

"Cultural Heritage, Ageing, Disability, and Identity examines the effects of disability and ageing on engagement with cultural heritage and associated cultural identity formation processes. Combining theory with detailed case study research, it unpicks both the current state of play and future directions.

The book is based upon detailed case example research on both the self-reported individual experiences of people with disabilities engaging with cultural heritage, and the accessibility approaches of cultural heritage institutions themselves. Hayhoe grounds the analysis in a theoretical and historical overview of disability and inclusion. He interrogates the various ways in which identity is formed through interaction with cultural heritage, and considers the differences in engagement with cultural heritage amongst those who develop disabilities early in life compared to those who acquire disabilities later in life. His conclusions offer insights that can help improve the provision of cultural heritage engagement to all people, but particularly those with disabilities.

Cultural Heritage, Ageing, Disability, and Identity is key reading for students and scholars of cultural heritage, visitor studies, and disability studies, and will also be of interest to other subject areas engaging with issues of accessibility.It should also be read by institutions looking to improve their accessibility strategy to engage broader audiences.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

Part I: The Study’s Theoretical Background
2. The Enlightenment and Disability
3. Two Worlds of Disability
4. Inclusive Capital and Human Value

Part II: Cases of Ageing and Disability in Cultural Heritage
5. Younger Children and Cultural Heritage
6. Diego and Phoebe at California School for the Blind, San Francisco Bay
7. Ruth in New York and Pierre in southern England
8. Experiences of Late Disability – Tallulah and Don in Western England

Part III: Cases of Access and Inclusion at Cultural Institutions
9. Yosemite National Park, California
10. The Statue of Liberty, New Jersey, US
11. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts
12. The Original Two Questions"

Its citation is: Hayhoe, S. (2019). Cultural Heritage, Ageing, Disability, and Identity: Practice, and the development of inclusive capital. Abbingdon, UK: Routledge.

You can read the opening chapter on Google Books

This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge/CRC Press in Cultural Heritage, Ageing, Disability and Identity on 15th April 2019, available online at Routledge.


Acknowledgement: This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 693229 – Appendix A.

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