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Title:Heritage management and tourism in Africa
Authors:Boswell, Rosabelle
O'Kane, DavidISNI
Periodical:Journal of Contemporary African Studies (ISSN 0258-9001)
Geographic terms:Cameroon
South Africa
Subjects:conservation of cultural heritage
Abstract:This thematic issue presents case studies on postcolonial heritage and tourism in Africa, with a focus on the role of heritage in the construction of African identity, contestations over heritage, and the engagement with heritage in periods of crisis. Leslie Witz uses the case of the Lwandle Migrant Labour Museum in the Western Cape, South Africa, to discuss how places and their histories come to be reconstituted in and along tourist routes. Maria H. Schoeman and Innocent Pikirayi analyse contestations around the repatriation of the human remains excavated by archaeologists from the world heritage site ot Mapungubwe and other sites nearby in northern South Africa. Edward Addo argues that Ghana's tourism industry is overwhelmingly dependent on European heritage, cultural diversity and inbound international tourists. Michaela Pelican deals with historical and contemporary experiences of mobility among Mbororo (Fulbe pastoralists) in northwest Cameroon, notably the impact of these experiences on Mbororo interaction with their environment and the emergence of ideas of tourism and heritage. Anna Arnone explores the narratives of Eritreans in Milan about going to Eritrea on holiday and returning from their vacation. Finally, Rosabelle Boswell discusses heritage management in Antananarivo, arguing that heritage remains a fundamental and enduring aspect of identity in Madagascar. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]