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African Cultural Heritage Conservation and Management: by Susan Osireditse Keitumetse

By Susan Osireditse Keitumetse

For many years, source conservationists have seen environmental conservation as synonymous with barren region and natural world assets purely, oblivious to the contributions made by way of cultural and history assets. in spite of the fact that, cultural history assets in lots of elements of the constructing global are steadily changing into key in social (e.g. groups’ identities and museums), monetary (heritage tourism and eco-tourism), academic (curriculum development), civic (intergenerational awareness), and foreign assets administration (e.g. UNESCO). In universities, African cultural history assets are dealing with a problem of being introduced into quite a few educational discourses and syllabi in a slightly reactive and/or haphazard strategy, leading to failure to totally handle and study those assets’ conservation must make sure that their use in a number of structures and by means of quite a few stakeholders is sustainable. This e-book seeks to put African cultural background experiences and conservation practices inside of a world and glossy international discourse of conservation by way of featuring its diversified subject matters and subject matters which are very important for the improvement of the broader box of cultural history experiences and management.

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The diverse and contested meanings of sustainable development. The Geographical Journal, 170(2), 99–104. World Commission on Environment and Development (WCED). (1987). Our common future. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Chapter 2 International Conventions as Frameworks of Management and Identity for African Cultural Heritage Abstract Cultural and heritage resources management strategies of various countries are influenced by both national and international doctrines.

The chapter has also outlined a synopsis of African cultural heritage’s theoretical and practical foundations and relationship to the international context. Development of the field from tangible (archaeological) contexts in the developed world and international perspectives has been discussed as to how it impacts on the nature of African heritage and its conceptual foundations. Types of heritages (tangible and intangible) are described and their value frameworks discussed with a bearing on sources (landscapes) and stakeholders such as communities, governments and institutions.

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