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2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ANT 3275 - Globalization and Heritage in Africa (3)

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Responding to global flows of capital, people, goods, and ideas, many rural communities across Africa now find themselves struggling to define and preserve expressions of heritage such as customs, crafts, language, landmarks, sacred spaces, ancestral places, and so forth. And yet when heritage becomes equated with “tradition” in popular and political discourse, we may risk silencing deeper histories of global entanglement-the rise and fall of precolonial states, the Atlantic slave trade, religious conversion, and colonial empire-over the past few centuries.