Bringing together a truly global range of scholars, this volume explores heritage, memory, and identity through a diverse set of subjects, including heritage sites, practices of memorialization, museums, sites of contestation, and human rights.

Memory and Identity as Elements of Heritage Tourism in Southern Africa

Memory and Identity as Elements of Heritage Tourism in Southern Africa
Memory and identity as elements of heritage tourism in Southern Africa
SusanKeitumetse, LauraMcAtackney and GobopaoneSenata

The development of heritage tourism for and by local communities in southern Africa has the potential to heighten the need for the people concerned to define sources of cultural identity that can be expressed through such tourism. Archaeological remains, monuments and cultural landscapes are readily available for heritage marketing and consumption. But intangible and/or invisible aspects of heritage also exist, as storehouses of memory that can provide significant resources. Formulating identities on the basis of the latter is necessarily varied and often will not conform to conventional heritage management methods. The authors explore the potential for alternative approaches in Botswana and ...

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