So heritage shows emerged as a property transaction. And it remains effectively a property transaction today. Heritage is mapped by ‘heritopography’, the sets of lines of communication or cultural understanding which allow the outsider to feel in place where ever they are provided they have a guidebook all mobile device. The British tourist standing on top of Machu Picchu and looking at a guidebook is sensing and experiencing a right to be present.  That’s right to be present gives the tourist a sense of looking not at just somebody else’s heritage but at “their” heritage as well.

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