The Politics of Heritage Management in Mali: From UNESCO to Djenne

The Politics of Heritage Management in Mali: From UNESCO to Djenne


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The Politics of Heritage Management in Mali: From UNESCO to Djenne by Charlotte L Joy

The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Djenné, in modern day Mali, is exalted as an enduring wonder of the ancient African world by archaeologists, anthropologists, state officials, architects and travel writers. In this revealing study, the author critically examines how the politics of heritage management, conservation, and authenticity play essential roles in the construction of Djenné’s past and its appropriation for contemporary purposes. Despite its great renown, the majority of local residents remain desperately poor. And while most are proud of their cultural heritage, they are often troubled by the limitations it places on their day to day living conditions. Joy argues for a more critical understanding of this paradox and urges us all to reconsider the moral and philosophical questions surrounding the ways in which we use the past in the present.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611320947
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 01/15/2012
Series: UCL Institute of Archaeology Critical Cultural Heritage Series , #7
Pages: 235
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Charlotte L. Joy holds a PhD in Anthropology from University College London. She is completing a ESRC-funded Postdoctoral Fellowship in Archaeology and Anthropology, specializing in developing a comparative ethnographic approach to the study of cultural heritage politics and its relation to development issues.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Beverley ButlerPreface: From UNESCO to Djenne IntroductionPART I: Putting Djenne on the mapChapter 1: Architecture and the 'creation' of Djenne in the WestChapter 2: Archaeology and architectureChapter 3: UNESCO and becoming a World Heritage SitePART II: LIFE IN DJENNeChapter 4: IslamChapter 5: Livelihood StrategiesChapter 6: Artisans, embodied knowledge and authenticityChapter 7: Guides and the regulation of history in DjenneChapter 8: Festival du Djennery Conclusion AppendicesAppendix 1: Imams of the Great Mosque in DjenneAppendix 2: Chefs du VillageAppendix 3: Ministry of Culture OrganigramAppendix 4: Impact of tourism diagramReferencesIndexAbout the Author

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