Hassan, Fekri, de Trafford, Aloisia, and Youssef, Mohsen (eds). Cultural Heritage and Development in the Arab World. Alexandria, Egypt : Bibliotheca Alexandrina, 2008
"Cultural heritage is the outcome of human experiences within a dynamic social context. Its tangible and intangible aspects are among the most fundamental sources of social solidarity, world views, beliefs, practices, and aspirations. It is the basis of social mobility and the matrix within which change is facilitated. As such, cultural heritage cannot be ignored in any serious effort toward human and economic development.
Arab heritage, one of the main strands of world heritage, is rich and diverse. It represents, with all its myriad manifestations, a cultural capital that can be mobilized, at a time of radical political and economic changes in the region and the world as a whole, as a means of enhancing prosperity and as a foundation for effective and productive dialogue among nations.
Cultural Heritage and Development in the Arab World is an important contribution to the ongoing social developments in the region. It is the first volume that canvasses the tremendous potential of cultural heritage in shaping the future of the Arab World." (Ismail Serageldin, Foreward)
Contents: 1. Introduction, Fekri Hassan & Mohsen Youssef 2. Heritage for Development: Concepts and Strategic Approaches, Fekri Hassan 3. Heritage, Orientalism and Development, Tamima Mourad 4. Cultural Heritage in Lebanon: Between the War o the Past and Future Urban Development, Khaled Tadmoury 5. Public Initiatives vs. Governmental Efforts in the Development of Urban Heritage in Egypt, Galal Abada 6. The Development Potential of Cultural Heritage Endowments, Michael Cernea 7. Development of Cultural Industries in Egypt, Nora Ebeid 8. Information Technology, Cultural Heritage and Sustainable Development, Nagla Rizk 9. Sustainable Tourism Planning in the Arab World: The Egyptian Case, Eman Helmy and Chris Cooper 10. Sustainable Development of Saharan Tourism and Heritage, Rachid Sidi Boumedine 11. The Hammam: Scenarios for a sustainable future, Heidi Dumreicher 12. Identification, Domains and Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage, Ahmed Mursi 13. Heritage Preservation on Law and Policy: Handling the Double-Edged Sword of Development, Alexander Bauer 14. Intangible Cultural Heritage and Intellectual Property, Ahmed Abdel-Latif 15. Cultural Heritage Development in the Arab World: Moving Forward, Sheikha Hussa Al Sabah