Heritage, Culture, and Politics in the Postcolony

Heritage, Culture, and Politics in the Postcolony

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The act of remaking one’s history into a heritage, a conscientiously crafted narrative placed over the past, is a thriving industry in almost every postcolonial culture. This is surprising, given the tainted role of heritage in so much of colonialism’s history. Yet the postcolonial state, like its European predecessor of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, deploys heritage institutions and instruments, museums, courts of law, and universities to empower… (more)

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Publisher: Columbia University Press (September 25, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 232 pages

File size: 10.4 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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