Heritage Practices for Sustainability
109 Pages
English
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Zimbabwean history is rooted in ethnic and cultural identities, inequalities, and injustices which the post-colonial government has sought to address since national independence in 1980. Marginalisation of some ethnic groups has been one of the persistent problems in contemporary Zimbabwe. Of particular significance to this book is the marginalisation of the BaTonga people of north-western Zimbabwe - a marginalisation whose roots are right back to the colonial era. Post-colonial Zimbabwe's emphasis on cultural identity and confirmation has, however, prompted the establishment of community museums such as the BaTonga Community Museum (BCM), to promote cultures of the ethnic minorities. This book critically examines the effects and socio-economic contribution of the BCM to the local communities and other sectors of the economy. It draws extensively on and problematizes prevalent debates on the biography of things to surface out the primacy of agency in heritage and sustainability.

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Published 13 September 2016
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EAN13 9789956763924
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HERITAGE PRACTICES for SUSTAINABILITY Ethnographic Insights from the BaTonga Community Museum in Zimbabwe
Munyaradzi Mawere
Munyaradzi Mawere
HERITAGE PRACTICES for SUSTAINABILITY
Heritage Practices for Sustainability: Ethnographic Insights from the BaTonga Community Museum in Zimbabwe
Munyaradzi Mawere
L a ng a a R esea rch & P u blishing CIG Mankon, Bamenda
Publisher:LangaaRPCIG Langaa Research & Publishing Common Initiative Group P.O. Box 902 Mankon Bamenda North West Region Cameroon Langaagrp@gmail.comwww.langaa-rpcig.net Distributed in and outside N. America by African Books Collective orders@africanbookscollective.com www.africanbookscollective.com
ISBN: 9956-763-07-1 ©Munyaradzi Mawere 2016
All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, mechanical or electronic, including photocopying and recording, or be stored in any information storage or retrieval system, without written permission from the publisher
Table of Contents Acknowledgements........................................................ v List of Figures................................................................. vii List of Maps.................................................................... vii List of Tables.................................................................. viii List of Acronyms and Abbreviations.............................. ix Chapter 1: Theory and Practice: Ethnographic Dissection through the Cultural Capital of the BaTonga People.........................1 Chapter 2: Merging Theory and Practice in Heritage Studies: A Critical Review............................... 19 Chapter 3 : Entering the Field Site : Imbibing from the BaTonga Wellsprings of Knowledge……………………………… 35 Chapter 4: The BaTonga Community Museum, Community and Agency................................................. 55 Chapter 5: Socio-economic Effects of the BaTonga Community Museum...................................... 67 Chapter 6: The BCM on the Move: Some Socio-economic lessons........................................ 81 References....................................................................... 87
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