Daniela Merolla and Mark Turin (eds.), Searching for Sharing Heritage and Multimedia in Africa

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Daniela Merolla and Mark Turin (eds.), Searching for Sharing Heritage and Multimedia in Africa. WORLD ORAL LITERATURE PROJECT, OpenBook Publischers, 2017

 

« ln 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. »

 

Daniela Merolla and Mark Turin (eds.), Searching for Sharing Heritage and Multimedia in Africa