Reclaiming Heritage: Alternative Imaginaries of Memory in West Africa

Reclaiming Heritage: Alternative Imaginaries of Memory in West Africa

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by Ferdinand de Jong
     
 

In a fascinating series of cases from West Africa, anthropologists, archaeologists and art historians show how memory, heritage, identity and conservation play out in a variety of postcolonial contexts at the local, ethnic, national and global level.See more details below

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In a fascinating series of cases from West Africa, anthropologists, archaeologists and art historians show how memory, heritage, identity and conservation play out in a variety of postcolonial contexts at the local, ethnic, national and global level.

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"These chapters [case studies] explore the meaning, ownership, control and politics of tradition, memory and heritage especially ‘intangible heritage’ as codified by Unesco. The different approaches and interests of Unesco, national governments, nascent tourist industries and local people of different ethnicities and generations are all teased out and examined…it is worth pondering the complex and fascinating questions raised by this study." —Terry Barringer, African Research & Documentation

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ISBN-13:
9781598743074
Publisher:
Left Coast Press
Publication date:
03/31/2009
Series:
University College London Institute of Archaeology Publications
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

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