Reclaiming post-disaster narratives of loss in Indonesia

  title={Reclaiming post-disaster narratives of loss in Indonesia},
  author={T. Rico},
  journal={International Journal of Heritage Studies},
  pages={18 - 8}
  • T. Rico
  • Published 2020
  • History
  • International Journal of Heritage Studies
ABSTRACT In this paper I examine discursive and practical approaches to heritage preservation that follow the destruction of cultural heritage as a result of a natural disaster. Referring to post-tsunami reconstructions in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, between the years of 2006 and 2011, I argue that the remedial work that ‘post-disaster’ heritage preservation is asked to do following natural disasters involves an irreconcilable deployment of two opposite ontologies: heritage as a subject of… Expand
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