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dc.contributor.authorBrooks, Nick
dc.contributor.authorClarke, Joanne
dc.contributor.authorNgaruiya, Grace Wambui
dc.contributor.authorWangui, Elizabeth Edna
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-30T08:18:31Z
dc.date.available2021-09-30T08:18:31Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.citationTo cite this article: Nick Brooks, Joanne Clarke, Grace Wambui Ngaruiya & Elizabeth Edna Wangui (2020) African heritage in a changing climate, Azania: Archaeological Research in Africa, 55:3, 297-328, DOI: 10.1080/0067270X.2020.1792177en_US
dc.identifier.issn0067270x
dc.identifier.otherDOI: 10.1080/0067270X.2020.1792177
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/0067270X.2020.1792177?needAccess=true
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.1080/0067270X.2020.1792177
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/22691
dc.descriptionA research article published in Azania: Archaeological Research in Africaen_US
dc.description.abstractClimate change is a real and present threat to heritage across the world. In Europe and North America, research on the impacts of climate change on heritage, including how to mitigate against more frequent extreme weather events and how to implement efficient sustainable adaptation planning, are now key foci of heritage literature. In contrast, virtually nothing has been written about the impacts of climate change on heritage on the African continent, even though these will be significant in the coming decades. Heritage is essential for livelihoods, but also for the construction and reinforcement of identity and the psychological wellbeing of society. Here, we consider the impacts of climate change on different (connected) forms of heritage in Africa, including archaeological, historical and living heritage. We situate the implications of climate change for African heritage in recent debates around climate justice, sustainability and social wellbeing. We conclude that without significant intervention some of Africa’s most important heritage will be lost as a result of the direct and indirect impacts of climate change over the coming decades. Our intention is to draw attention to the need for research into the impacts of climate change on different forms of heritage in Africa and to highlight the possible deleterious effects these losses will have on society more generally. We view this paper as a first step in developing a research agenda that will have a practical application for the management of heritage in the face of climate change in Africa.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_US
dc.subjectAfricaen_US
dc.subjectHeritageen_US
dc.subjectClimate changeen_US
dc.subjectSustainabilityen_US
dc.subjectClimate justiceen_US
dc.titleAfrican Heritage in a Changing Climateen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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