Archives, Objects, Places and Landscapes: Multidisciplinary approaches to Decolonised Zimbabwean pasts

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Manyanga, Munyaradzi, Chirikure, Shadreck
Langaa RPCIG, Apr 11, 2017 - Social Science - 500 pages
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Dissatisfaction has matured in Africa and elsewhere around the fact that often, the dominant frameworks for interpreting the continent's past are not rooted on the continent's value system and philosophy. This creates knowledge that does not make sense especially to local communities. The big question therefore is can Africans develop theories that can contribute towards the interpretation of the African past, using their own experiences? Framed within a concept revision substrate, the collection of papers in this thought provoking volume argues for concept revision as a step towards decolonizing knowledge in the post-colony. The various papers powerfully expose that 'cleansed' knowledge is not only locally relevant: it is also locally accessible and globally understandable.


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the multidisciplinary and decolonising imperative
mukwerera the practice of asking for rain amongst the Shona of southern Africa
Chapter 3 The Stone Age sequence of the MurewaMutoko area northern Zimbabwe
Chapter 4 Functional analysis of Middle Stone Age lithic material from Redcliff Cave central Zimbabwe
the giraffe in the rock art of Jahunda
a reappraisal
Ndongo a Zimbabwe culture site in the middle Save valley
archaeometallurgy and regional interactions in Southern Africa
a changing paradigm
innovation improvisation and ambiguity in the organisation of African iron metallurgy
towards an holistic approach in the management of collections in Zimbabwe Museums
the case of Zimbabwe Military Museum
debating the accessibility of Zimbabwe national museums by people with disabilities
authenticity and the conservation of drystone walls at Naletale National Monument Zimbabwe
understanding narratives in sustaining living cultural landscapes in Zimbabwe and Australia
community involvement at Ntabazikamambo Manyanga National Monument in recent times

towards an historical archaeology of the Gaza Nguni in eastern Zimbabwe
a look at nineteenthcentury grain bins in Southern Zimbabwe
a ceramic ethnoarchaeological study of ritual vessels among the Saunyama of northeastern Zimbabwe
a critique of the presentation and management of southern Africas liberation heritage
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Munyaradzi Manyanga is a senior lecturer in archaeology and heritage management at the University of Zimbabwe. He holds a licentiate and PhD from Uppsala University, Sweden.

Shadreck Chirikure is an associate professor in the Department of Archaeology, University of Cape Town. He has an MA in artefact studies and a PhD in archaeology from the Institute of Archaeology, University College London.

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