Managing Heritage in Africa provides a wide-ranging, up-to-date synthesis of heritage management practice in Africa, covering a broad spectrum of heritage issues such as archaeology, living traditions, sacred sites, heritage of pain (slavery), international conventions cultural landscapes, heritage in conflict areas and heritage versus development. Dealing with both intangible and tangible heritage, Managing Heritage in Africa gives an informative insight into some of the major issues and approaches to contemporary heritage management in Africa and situates the challenges facing heritage practitioners.
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Series General Co-Editors’ Foreword
1. Approaches and trends in African heritage management and conservation.Shadreck Chirikure, Webber Ndoro& Janette Deacon
2. The challenges of the preservation of archaeological heritage in West Africa. Adebayo Folorunso
3. The African response to the concept and implementation of the 1970 Convention on the Means of Prohibiting Illicit Import and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property. Dawson Munjeri
4. Reorienting heritage management in southern Africa: lessons from traditional custodianship of rock art sites in central Mozambique. Albino Jopela
5. Traditional methods of conservation: a case study of Bafut. Raymond Neba’ane Asombang
6. Sites of Pain and Shame as heritage discourses: Case of Shimoni Slave caves in south-eastern Kenya Herman Kiriama
7. The evolution of cultural and natural management systems with the waterlogged villages in Benin Hermione Nonhome Koudakossi Boko
8. Managing Sacred Sites as Heritage in West Africa Victoria Ndidi Osuagwu
9. The sacred groves in the Bight of Benin: a misunderstood heritage. Souayibou Varissou
10. Investigating incorporation of community cultural values in archaeological impact assessment processes: case studies from Botswana. Nonofho Ndobochani & Gilbert Pwiti
11. Heritage management at cross-roads: the role of contract archaeology in South Africa Ndukuyakhe Ndlovu
12. Dammed if you do, damned if you don't: archaeology and the Lesotho Highlands Water Project Peter Mitchell
13. Managing the built environment and the urban landscape in South Africa Stephen Townsend
14. Heritage and energy development issues, a controversial complex relationship.
Amal Awad Mukhtar Nasir & Webber Ndoro
15. Conflict between local communities and heritage managers in the conservation of Historic Cairo. Yehia Hassan & Shadreck Chirikure
16. The Triple Development Dilemma confronting Historic Urban Areas: The Case of Mombasa Old Town and Lamu World Heritage Site. Kassim Omar
17. Caring matters: the future of managing heritage in Africa. Webber Ndoro & Shadreck Chirikure
Key Issues in Cultural Heritage is a new and unique series which aims to identify interdisciplinary debates within the changing and under-theorized field of Heritage Studies and to explore how they impact on the practices not only of heritage management and conservation, but also the processes of production, consumption and engagement with heritage in its many and varied forms. Each volume brings together a selection of international contributors and global case studies, providing a balance of theoretical and empirical content.