Duane Jethro

Duane Jethro is a post-doctoral research fellow working in the Making Differences project at the Centre for Anthropological Research on Museums and Heritage (CARMAH) Department of European Ethnology, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. His research looks at the mobilisation of post-colonial and decolonial language in the context of contested street renaming, heritage commodification, as well as heritage aesthetics and social difference in Berlin. Duane is an alumnis of the University of Utrecht and an Associate Research Fellow at the Archive and Public Culture Research Initiative at the University of Cape Town, where he held a post-doctoral research fellowship in 2016. Duane Jethro is a regular contributor to the online blog Africasacountry and has published in Material Religion, African Diaspora and Tourist Studies and the International Journal of Heritage Studies. His book 'Heritage Formation and the Senses in Post-Apartheid South Africa' is published by Bloomsbury Academic.

List of recent publications:

Jethro, Duane (2020). "Heritage Formation and the Senses in Post-Apartheid South Africa: Aesthetics of Power". London: Bloomsbury Academic. More info here: https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/heritage-formation-and-the-senses-in-post-apartheid-south-africa-9781350059771/

Jethro, Duane (2019). “Liberated Waste: Heritage and Materiality at Robben Island and Constitution Hill, South Africa”. International Journal of Heritage Studies, 25(3): 259-276.

Jethro, Duane (2016). “’Freedom Park, A Heritage Destination’: Cultural Heritage Tourism and Aesthetics of Persuasion.” Tourist Studies. Special Issue Tourist and Local, edited by Stefanie Schaefer and Dean MacCannell, 16(4): 446-461.

Jethro, Duane (2016). “Imagining Tradition: Heritage, Culture and Religion in Contemporary Ghanaian Cinema Culture.” Review Symposium: Responses to Birgit Meyer’s Sensational Movies: Video, Vision and Christianity in Ghana. Religion, 46 (4): 662–668.

Jethro, Duane (2014). “Vuvuzela Magic: the Production and Consumption of ‘African’ Heritage during the FIFA 2010 World Cup.” African Diaspora 7(2): 177-204.

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