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Title:The art of (re)possession: heritage and the cultural politics of Congo's decolonization
Author:Van Beurden, Sarah
Year:2015
Periodical:The Journal of African History (ISSN 0021-8537)
Volume:56
Issue:1
Pages:143-164
Language:English
Geographic term:Congo (Democratic Republic of)
Subjects:decolonization
cultural heritage
museums
Link:https://doi.org/10.1017/S0021853714000681
Abstract:This article argues for a thematic and periodization shift in the approach to the history of Congo's decolonization. It demonstrates how debates about cultural heritage and demands for cultural restitution became important aspects of Congolese interpretations of decolonization, and argues that they played an important role in the national and international politics that were central to the construction of the cultural sovereignty of the postcolonial Zairian state. Notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]
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