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Title: Encounters of culture, heritage and development : exploring global connection in Sierra Leone
Author: Zetterstrom Sharp, T. J.
Awarding Body: University College London (University of London)
Current Institution: University College London (University of London)
Date of Award: 2013
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This thesis examines the relationships emerging between culture, heritage and development in Sierra Leone. The concept of ‘culture for development’ is increasingly influential as a framework for intervention in both development and heritage work. However, it has so far received limited critical attention. Using a multi-­‐sited ethnographic approach, this research traces the complexities and contradictions that transpire as Sierra Leone’s cultural sector attempts to establish its position within the country’s future. ‘Culture for development’ emerges from a recognition that intervention has historically failed to respond to local contexts. This thesis proposes that in Sierra Leone, such an agenda is obscured by wider political, professional and personal concerns over the role of the past within a context of aspirational change and transformation.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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