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Globalization, Urbanization and Development in Africa
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African Heritage Challenges

Communities and Sustainable Development

Editors: Baillie, Britt, Sorensen, Marie Louise Stig (Eds.)

  • Comprises the first collected work to explicitly focus on the relationship between heritage and sustainable development in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Offers cutting-edge contributions by eminent and early‐career African and Africanist scholars, exploring the relationships between heritage, development initiatives, and communities at various scales across the sub-continent
  • Provides detailed policy recommendations, offering valuable insights to not only students and researchers but also professionals and policy makers involved in heritage management and/or development
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About this book

The richness of Africa’s heritage at times stands in stark contrast to the economic, health, political and societal challenges faced. Development is essential but in what forms? For whom? Following whose agendas? At what costs? This book explores how heritage can promote, secure, or undermine sustainable development with special focus on sub-Saharan Africa, and in turn, how this affects conceptions of heritage. The chapters in this volume  identify shared challenges, good practices and failures, and use specific case studies to provide detailed insights into varied forms of heritage and heritage defining processes on the continent. By critically analysing the often romanticised discourses of ‘heritage’, ‘community engagement’, and ‘sustainable development’ the volume suggests ways of harnessing aspects of heritage to tackle some of the socio-economic and political pressures facing heritage practices on the continent, including the legacies of colonialism.

About the authors

Dr. Britt Baillie is an Honorary Research Fellow at the Wits City Institute, University of the Witwatersrand and a founding member of the Centre for Urban Conflict Research, University of Cambridge.

Prof. Marie Louise Stig Sørensen is Professor of European Prehistory and Heritage Studies at the Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge, and the Director of the Cambridge Heritage Research Centre.

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African Heritage Challenges: Communities and Sustainable Development presents cultural heritage on the African continent in a futuristic way, invoking critical issues of sustainability and development, which are core to the twenty-first century development agenda. Development trajectories globally are strongly buttressed by the convergence between the past and present, where heritage plays a vital role, and Africa, though unique, is no exception.” (Prof. Innocent Pikarayi, Department of Anthropology and Archaeology, University of Pretoria, South Africa)

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eBook 85,59 €
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  • Due: 2021年2月12日
  • ISBN 978-981-15-4366-1
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  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover 99,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
African Heritage Challenges
Book Subtitle
Communities and Sustainable Development
Editors
  • Britt Baillie
  • Marie Louise Stig Sorensen
Series Title
Globalization, Urbanization and Development in Africa
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-4366-1
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-4366-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-4365-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 363
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 26 illustrations in colour
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