Heritage Practices for Sustainability: Ethnographic Insights from the BaTonga Community Museum in Zimbabwe by Munyaradzi MawereHeritage Practices for Sustainability: Ethnographic Insights from the BaTonga Community Museum in Zimbabwe by Munyaradzi Mawere

Heritage Practices for Sustainability: Ethnographic Insights from the BaTonga Community Museum in…

byMunyaradzi Mawere

Paperback | September 13, 2016

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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.

Munyaradzi Mawere holds a PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Cape Town in South Africa. He is currently professor in the Department of Culture and Heritage Studies at Great Zimbabwe University.
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Title:Heritage Practices for Sustainability: Ethnographic Insights from the BaTonga Community Museum in…Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:108 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.22 inShipping dimensions:8.5 × 5.5 × 0.22 inPublished:September 13, 2016Publisher:African Books CollectiveLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9789956763078

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Theory and Practice: Ethnographic Dissection through the Cultural Capital of the BaTonga PeopleChapter 2: Merging Theory and Practice in Heritage Studies: A Critical ReviewChapter 3 : Entering the Field Site: Imbibing from the BaTonga Wellsprings of KnowledgeChapter 4: The BaTonga Community Museum, Community and AgencyChapter 5: Socio-economic Effects of the BaTonga Community MuseumChapter 6: The BCM on the Move: Some Socio-economic lessons