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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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  1. Cover
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  1. Title page. Copyright
  2. pp. i-ii
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  1. Notes on contributors
  2. pp. iii-x
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. xi-xviii
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  1. List of figures
  2. pp. xix-xxiv
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  1. List of tables
  2. pp. xv-xviii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xxix-xxx
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  1. Chapter 1 - Archives, objects, places and landscapes: the multidisciplinary and decolonising imperative
  2. Munyaradzi Manyanga and Shadreck Chirikure
  3. pp. 1-14
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  1. Chapter 2 - Concept and knowledge revision in the post-colony: mukwerera, the practice of asking for rain amongst the Shona of southern Africa
  2. Shadreck Chirikure, Robert T. Nyamushosho, Herbert Chimhundu, Collet Dandara, Hamutyinei H. Pamburai and Munyaradzi Manyanga
  3. pp. 15-54
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  1. Chapter 3 - The Stone Age sequence of the Murewa–Mutoko area, northern Zimbabwe
  2. Happinos Marufu
  3. pp. 55-82
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  1. Chapter 4 - Functional analysis of Middle Stone Age lithic material from Redcliff Cave, central Zimbabwe
  2. Precious Chiwara, Ancila Nhamo and Joseph Chikumbirike
  3. pp. 83-102
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  1. Chapter 5 - Necks on the rocks: the giraffe in the rock art of Jahunda
  2. Comfort Simbarashe Muringaniza and Munyaradzi Manyanga
  3. pp. 103-118
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  1. Chapter 6 - Chronology of Early Farming Communities of northern Zimbabwe: a reappraisal
  2. Seke Katsamudanga and Gilbert Pwiti
  3. pp. 119-136
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  1. Chapter 7: Ndongo: a Zimbabwe culture site in the middle Save valley
  2. Plan Shenjere-Nyabezi
  3. pp. 137-168
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  1. Chapter 8 - The Mutapa and the Portuguese: archaeometallurgy and regional interactions in Southern Africa
  2. Shadreck Chirikure, Thomas Panganayi Thondhlana, Marcos Martinón-Torres and Thilo Rehren
  3. pp. 169-196
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  1. Chapter 9 - Material culture of fluid identities: towards an historical archaeology of the Gaza Nguni in eastern Zimbabwe
  2. Tendai Treddah Musindo, Russell Kapumha and Joseph Mujere
  3. pp. 197-222
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  1. Chapter 10 - Prehistoric food storage and security in Zimbabwe: a look at nineteenth-century grain bins in Southern Zimbabwe
  2. Marlvern Mabgwe and Munyaradzi Manyanga
  3. pp. 223-240
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  1. Chapter 11 - Aspects of consumption and symbolism: a ceramic ethnoarchaeological study of ritual vessels among the Saunyama of north-eastern Zimbabwe
  2. Robert Tendai Nyamushosho
  3. pp. 241-276
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  1. Chapter 12 - Precolonial hunting in Southern Africa: a changing paradigm
  2. Munyaradzi Manyanga and George Pangeti
  3. pp. 277-294
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  1. Chapter 13 - When the smith is a woman: innovation, improvisation and ambiguity in the organisation of African iron metallurgy
  2. Ezekia Mtetwa, Yananiso Chinovava Maposa, Munyaradzi Manyanga and Shadreck Chirikure
  3. pp. 295-318
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  1. Chapter 14 - The artefact with its record: towards an holistic approach in the management of collections in Zimbabwe Museums
  2. Forget Chaterera
  3. pp. 319-336
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  1. Chapter 15 - Securing the future of collections in Zimbabwe through preventive conservation: the case of Zimbabwe Military Museum
  2. Davison Chiwara
  3. pp. 337-354
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  1. Chapter 16 - ‘Disabled access’: debating the accessibility of Zimbabwe national museums by people with disabilities
  2. Simbarashe S. Chitima and Paul Mupira
  3. pp. 355-378
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  1. Chapter 17 - The monument we deserve: authenticity and the conservation of dry-stone walls at Naletale National Monument, Zimbabwe
  2. Nyasha Agnes Gurira, Munyaradzi Manyanga, Clapperton Gutu and Charity Ndlovu-Nyathi
  3. pp. 379-398
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  1. Chapter 18 - Myths as metaphors: understanding narratives in sustaining living cultural landscapes in Zimbabwe and Australia
  2. Ashton Sinamai
  3. pp. 399-420
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  1. Chapter 19 - Changing circumstances, changing values: community involvement at Ntabazikamambo (Manyanga) National Monument in recent times
  2. Toleni Tayi
  3. pp. 421-438
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  1. Chapter 20 - Liberation heritage, liberating thoughts: a critique of the presentation and management of southern Africa’s liberation heritage
  2. Petronella Katekwe
  3. pp. 439-468
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  1. Back cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9789956762453
Related ISBN
9789956764198
MARC Record
OCLC
988892213
Pages
500
Launched on MUSE
2017-06-07
Language
English
Open Access
No
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