A frame to hang clouds on: cognitive ownership, landscape and heritage management

Document Type

Book chapter

Publication details

Boyd, WE 2012. ‘A frame to hang clouds on’: cognitive ownership, landscape and heritage management, in R, Skeates, C, McDavid & J Carmen (eds), The Oxford handbook of public archaeology, Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 172‐198. ISBN: 9780199237821


The Oxford Handbook of Public Archaeology seeks to reappraise the place of archaeology in the contemporary world by providing a series of essays that critically engage with both old and current debates in the field of public archaeology.

Divided into four distinct sections and drawing across disciplines in this dynamic field, the volume aims to evaluate the range of research strategies and methods used in archaeological heritage and museum studies, identify and contribute to key contemporary debates, critically explore the history of archaeological resource management, and question the fundamental principles and practices through which the archaeological past is understood and used today.

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