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Title:African cultures, memory and space: living the past presence in Zimbabwean heritage
Editors:Mawere, MunyaradziISNI
Mubaya, Tapuwa Raymond
City of publisher:Mankon
Publisher:Langaa Research & Publishing CIG
Geographic term:Zimbabwe
cultural heritage
folk tales
traditional medicine
indigenous knowledge
ethnic identity
Abstract:This volume presents essays on cultural heritage issues, challenges and problems in relation to the contemporary cultures of Zimbabwe. The book cuts across topical themes that are commonplace in a number of African countries, including folklore, traditional dances, traditional medicine, colonialism, globalization, ethnicity and identity. Chapters on: 1. ethnicity and the modern nation-state (T.P. Thondhlana); 2. western hegemony and the conquest of Africa (Munyaradzi Mawere); 3. legislation and management of heritage landscapes (H. Chiwaura and T.R. Mubaya); 4. memory, space and contestations in living traditions: the case of Chitungwize chaChaminuka Shrine (F.M. Chabata and H. Chiwaura); 5. legacy of the Shona folktale (Jacob Mapara); 6. the efficacy of traditional medicine in pregnant women's health care (J. Sigauke, H. Chiwaura, M. Mawere); 7. how to perpetuate traditional dance and music (Tapuwa Raymond Mubaya and S. Dzingayi); 8. identities, memoirs and narratives: the dialectics of Rozvi ethnicity and power (L.H. Machiridza); 9. heritage typologies and organization (T.R. Mubaya and M. Mawere); 10. theories of culture: juxtaposing cultural relativism, ethnocentrism and determinism (F. Muchemwa, T.R. Mubaya and M. Mawere); and 11. the effects of globalization on traditional marriage systems in Zimbabwe (G. Tevera and T.R. Mubaya). [ASC Leiden abstract]