Essays about: "African heritage"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 18 essays containing the words African heritage.

  1. 1. How Worldly is the World Digital Library? : Postcolonial Critical Discourse Analysis of the Library of Congress Subject Headings

    University essay from

    Author : Woody Oliphant; [2019]
    Keywords : Postcolonialism; Global North; Localization; KOS; LCSH; Metadata; African cultural heritage; World Digital Libra;

    Abstract : Based on previous researchers’ criticism of Euro-American bias inherent to universal analogue and digital knowledge organisation systems, this combined qualitative and quantitative postcolonial critical discourse analysis investigates the constructed meanings behind the Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) controlled vocabulary hosted by the Word Digital Library’s (WDL) metadata scheme. This is done with a sample of metadata pertaining to their African cultural heritage collection. READ MORE

  2. 2. How Worldly is the World Digital Library? : Postcolonial Critical Discourse Analysis of the Library of Congress Subject Headings

    University essay from

    Author : Woody Oliphant; [2019]
    Keywords : Postcolonialism; Global North; Localization; KOS; LCSH; Metadata; African cultural heritage; World Digital Library;

    Abstract : Based on previous researchers’ criticism of Euro-American bias inherent to universal analogue and digital knowledge organisation systems, this combined qualitative and quantitative postcolonial critical discourse analysis investigates the constructed meanings behind the Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) controlled vocabulary hosted by the Word Digital Library’s (WDL) metadata scheme. This is done with a sample of metadata pertaining to their African cultural heritage collection. READ MORE

  3. 3. Do the objectives of the African Union’s Agenda 2063 aspirations harmonize with a Pan-African and African Renaissance vision? – A critical review.

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Graduate School

    Author : Haddy Njie; [2019]
    Keywords : Agenda 2063; Pan Africanism; African Renaissance; Integration; African policies; African Union; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : Pan-Africanism is a diverse philosophy and political ideology that has conflicting views about how unity among Africans can be achieved economically and within a single political system. Some versions of Pan-Africanism support market capitalism and other theorists take the position that the collective ownership of capital and resources is essential for creating a national unity. READ MORE

  4. 4. Legislative impact on the fight against Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting in The Gambia

    University essay from Malmö universitet/Hälsa och samhälle

    Author : Johanna Stenberg; Carl Thorsson; [2019]
    Keywords : FGM; Female genital mutilation; Legislation; NGO; Collectivism; Cultural Relativism; Universalism; Gambia;

    Abstract : Over 200 million women and girls alive today have been victims of Female Geni-tal Mutilation / Cutting, and another 3,6 million are at risk every year. This tradi-tional practice is widespread and has gained a lot of attention from Non-governmental organizations, scholars and medical professionals around the world, stating warnings about the harmful effects. READ MORE

  5. 5. Zanzibar night light : a lighting plan for UNESCO World Heritage Zanzibar Stone Town

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Urban and Rural Development

    Author : Freija Carlstén; [2018]
    Keywords : light design; landscape architecture; planning for sustainability in developing countries; light design in the public space;

    Abstract : Where? Zanzibar is considered to be the centre of Swahili culture, found all along the east coast of Africa. The main city, Stone Town, has for over a millennium constituted an important trading port, merging east African Bantu with Arab culture, adding elements from Persia, India and Europe (NE, 2017). READ MORE