Sustaining indigenous geographies through world heritage: a study of Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Park

Palmer, Mark (2016) Sustaining indigenous geographies through world heritage: a study of Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Park. Sustainability Science, 11 (1). pp. 13-24. ISSN 1862-4065 [Article]

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In this article, the author will argue that development of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta nomination dossier involved collaborations between multiple actors, involved the recognition of indigenous knowledge systems, and resulted in the co-creation of hybrid mapping representations. This empirical research examines data sources like World Heritage dossiers and state/UNESCO correspondence letters held at the UNESCO World Heritage Centre archives in Paris,France and cultural site dossiers archived at the International Council on Memorials and Sites (ICOMOS) in Charenton-le-Pont, France. Actor-network theory informs this research and will act as a heuristic tool for collection, organizing, and analyzing the archival documents. A framework called postcolonial centers of calculation will be introduced to untangle technoscientific processes associated with World Heritage nomination documents. A case study of the Uluru- Kata Tjuta nomination dossier reveals historical cycles of accumulation geographic information around Uluru-Kata Tjuta, a strong network of indigenous and state collaborations, and the creation of hybrid geographic representations. The discussion and conclusion section relate this research to sustainability science and indigenous geographies, and suggest future research directions.

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Palmer, Markpalmermh@missouri.edu
Languages: English
Keywords: sustainability science; indigenous geographies; actor-network theory; maps; documentation; geographical data; nomination process; world heritage sites; information sources; information systems; Local communities; Community participation; indigenous people; cultural administrations; case studies; australia
Subjects: F.SCIENTIFIC TECHNIQUES AND METHODOLOGIES OF CONSERVATION > 04. Aerial photography
F.SCIENTIFIC TECHNIQUES AND METHODOLOGIES OF CONSERVATION > 42. Qualitative analysis
F.SCIENTIFIC TECHNIQUES AND METHODOLOGIES OF CONSERVATION > 61. Others
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 06. Cultural landscapes
M.WORLD HERITAGE CONVENTION > 09. Nomination file
O.INTANGIBLE HERITAGE > 02. Oral traditions and expressions (including language)
O.INTANGIBLE HERITAGE > 06. Knowledge and practices concerning nature and the universe
P.GEOGRAPHIC AREAS > 04. Asia and Pacific islands
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Uluru-Kata Tjuta World Heritage Site; Australia
UNESCO WHC Number: 447; 447Rev
Volume: 11
Number: 1
ISSN: 1862-4065
Depositing User: Dr. Mark Palmer
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2016 15:09
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2016 15:09
URI: http://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/1671

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