The State of the Discipline: A Look at Heritage Studies


  • Geoffrey M.J. Chappell University of Lethbridge


A review of A Companion to Heritage Studies, by William Logan, Máiréad Nic Craith, and Ulrich Kockel is given. Including a very brief summary of the topics covered in the text. A discussion is also offered of the role fulfilled by the reviewed work, as well as a fleeting critique of the near exclusive focus on international issues.

Author Biography

Geoffrey M.J. Chappell, University of Lethbridge

Geoffrey M.J. Chappell is an anthropology Master's student at the University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. He has recieved a B.A. in Anthropology from McGill University. Geoffrey is interested in questions concerning the role of archaeological sites in the lives of people in the present. His research interests include: heritage, memory, identity, tourism, and indigeneity.


Logan, William, Máiréad Nic Craith, and Ulrich Kockel, eds. 2016. A Companion to Heritage Studies. West Sussex: Wiley Blackwell.

Meskell, Lynn, ed. 2009. Cosmopolitan Archaeologies. Durham & London: Duke University Press.

Robertson, Ian J.M. 2012. “Introduction: Heritage from Below.” In Heritage from Below, edited by Ian J.M. Robertson, 1–28. Surrey: Ashworth.

Smith, Laurajane. 2009. Uses of Heritage. London and New York: Routledge.