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Title Searching for sharing : heritage and multimedia in Africa / edited by Daniela Merolla and Mark Turin.

Publication Info. Cambridge : Open Book Publishers, [2017]


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Description 1 online resource (149 pages) : color illustrations.
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
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Series World oral literature series, 2054-362X ; v. 7
World oral literature series ; v. 7. 2054-362X
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Introduction / Daniela Merolla -- 1. The Mara cultural heritage digital library : the implications of the digital return of oral tradition / Jan Bender Shetler -- 2. Technauriture as a platform to create an inclusive environment for the sharing of research / Russell H. Kaschula -- 3. From restitution to redistribution of ewe heritage : challenges and prospects / Kofi Dorvlo -- 4. YouTube in academic teaching : a multimedia documentation of Siramori Diabaté's Song "Nanyuman" / Brahima Camara, Graeme Counsel and Jan Jansen -- 5. New electronic resources for texts in Manding languages / Valentin Vydrin -- 6. Questioning "restitution" : oral literature in Madagascar / Brigitte Rasoloniaina and Andriamanivohasina Rakotomalala -- Afterword : Sharing located / Mark Turin.
Summary "In a world where new technologies are being developed at a dizzying pace, how can we best approach oral genres that represent heritage? Taking an innovative and interdisciplinary approach, this volume explores the idea of sharing as a model to construct and disseminate the knowledge of literary heritage with the people who are represented by and in it. Expert contributors interweave sociological analysis with an appraisal of the transformative impact of technology on literary and cultural production. Does technology restrict, constraining the experience of an oral performance, or does it afford new openings for different aesthetic experiences? Topics explored include the Mara Cultural Heritage Digital Library, the preservation of Ewe heritage material, new eresources for texts in Manding languages, and the possibilities of technauriture. This timely and necessary collection also examines to what extent digital documents can be and have been institutionalised in archives and museums, how digital heritage can remain free from co-option by hegemonic groups, and the roles that exist for community voices. A valuable contribution to a fast-developing field, this book is required reading for scholars and students in the fields of heritage, anthropology, linguistics, history and the emerging disciplines of multi-media documentation and analysis, as well as those working in the field of literature, folklore, and African studies. It is also important reading for museum and archive curators."--Publisher's website.
Note Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (Open Book Publisher website, viewed on on April 1, 2020).
Subject Oral tradition -- Africa.
Folk literature.
Oral tradition -- Interactive multimedia.
Folk literature -- Interactive multimedia.
Cultural property -- Data processing.
Digital preservation -- Social aspects.
Interactive multimedia -- Social aspects.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Folklore & Mythology.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
Cultural property -- Data processing. (OCoLC)fst00885015
Folk literature. (OCoLC)fst00928888
Interactive multimedia -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst00976005
Oral tradition. (OCoLC)fst01047117
Africa. (OCoLC)fst01239509
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Interactive multimedia. (OCoLC)fst01423790
Added Author Merolla, Daniela, 1960- editor.
Turin, Mark, ditor.
Open Book Publishers.
Other Form: 9781783743193 (hbk.)
9781783743186 (pbk.)
ISBN 9781783743209 (pdf)
9781783743216 (epub)
9781783743223 (mobi)
9781783743193 (hbk.)
Standard No. 9781783743186
UKMGB 018424556
AU@ 000062327058
AU@ 000060626245

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