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Title:Talking heritage: Africa at the crossroads of tradition and modernity
Author:Sanya, Tom
Year:2013
Periodical:African Sociological Review (ISSN 1027-4332)
Volume:17
Issue:2
Pages:2-22
Language:English
Geographic term:Uganda
Subjects:cultural heritage
architecture
Links:https://www.ajol.info/index.php/asr/article/view/113581/103295
http://www.codesria.org/spip.php?article2196&lang=en
Abstract:This paper addresses the question: given the ethical imperatives of today's world, could traditional building heritage realistically make any fresh contributions to an alternative development model? The above questions are explored via a dialectics between the traditional earth building methods and modernity as widely understood in Uganda. Heritage is conceptualised as constitutive of interactions between processes, products and people, and the environment. The paper tests the conjecture that, claims to culture and its preservation, constitute a multi-layered veil which advertently or inadvertently obstructs Ugandans from comprehending and making the deep structural changes required to re/produce their desired architecture and lifestyles.. Bibliogr., sum. in English and French. [Journal abstract]
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