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Heritage Protection and Traditional Cultural Expressions in Africa

  • Enyinna Nwauche
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Abstract

In this chapter, the protection of traditional cultural expressions through the existing national protection of tangible heritage in African states is considered and evaluated. Ordinarily, the possibility of protection of traditional cultural expressions, which are often also intangible heritage, through a system designed for tangible heritage would appear to be remote because of their different mediums of expression. So long as tangible heritage is imagined to be different from intangible heritage, it would appear that tangible heritage protection serves little purpose for intangible heritage protection. If on the other, tangible heritage is intricately bound with intangible heritage, heritage protection is important.

Keywords

Heritage Site African State Ownership Management Sacred Grove National Monument 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Enyinna Nwauche
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  1. 1.Faculty of LawRhodes University GrahamstownGrahamstownSouth Africa

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