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Places That Count: Traditional Cultural Properties in Cultural Resource Management
Places That Count offers professionals within the field of cultural resource management (CRM) valuable practical advice on dealing with traditional cultural properties (TCPs). Responsible for coining the term to describe places of community-based cultural importance, Thomas King now revisits this subject to instruct readers in TCP site identification, documentation, and ma ...more
Paperback, 350 pages
Published September 8th 2003 by Altamira Press
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I enjoyed the honesty of this book. It is refreshing because King is one of the bureaucrats who authored an important National Register of Historic Places bulletin -- yet he has also been on the other side, running into the red tape that he helped create... and he learned something from his experiences! The book has a very "if I knew then what I know now" feel. King's explanation of TCPs encourages us to think outside of the preservation box and not automatically reach for the National Register ...more
I really enjoyed this although it is definitely aimed at people who work in the field of Cultural Resource Management or Lands Management or Development or various things like that. It had some very thought provoking and interesting ideas on working with people from different cultures, what makes places important to various groups and how those can be worked with and around. Overall recommended if you're in those fields or interested in how places get defined as important, but it's definitely a ...more
The whole concept of Traditional Cultural Properties is a vexing one for historic preservation but King's book provides background, examples, and discussion. My students have always liked readings from this work and appreciate both King's expertise & accessible writing.