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Encounters of culture, heritage and development: exploring global connection in Sierra Leone

Zetterstrom Sharp, TJ; (2013) Encounters of culture, heritage and development: exploring global connection in Sierra Leone. Doctoral thesis (PhD), UCL (University College London). Green open access

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Abstract

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.

Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Qualification: PhD
Title: Encounters of culture, heritage and development: exploring global connection in Sierra Leone
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Language: English
Additional information: Third party copyright material has been removed from ethesis.
Keywords: Heritage, Sierra Leone, International Development, Culture for development
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1403579
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