The Resource Unsettled History : Making South African Public Pasts, Leslie Witz, Gary Minkley, and Ciraj Rassool

Unsettled History : Making South African Public Pasts, Leslie Witz, Gary Minkley, and Ciraj Rassool

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Unsettled History : Making South African Public Pasts
Title
Unsettled History
Title remainder
Making South African Public Pasts
Statement of responsibility
Leslie Witz, Gary Minkley, and Ciraj Rassool
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Language
eng
Summary
"Unsettled History" examines how South African society and its public pasts were constructed and presented from Nelson Mandela's release in 1990 to South Africa's hosting of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. While this period is conventionally represented as a moment for the rectification of the silences and distortions of settler history through inclusion and recovery, this volume instead focuses on how the processes and locations of historicizing shifted and categories of framing history were unsettled in post-apartheid South Africa. It shows how this period saw a number of fundamental transformations in the order of knowledge: from the academy to the public; from popular history to public history; from history-as-lesson to history-as-forum. This volume is the outcome of the authors' intensive collaborative research and engagement over 25 years on questions including the production and performance of apartheid history; the cultural politics of social history; South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission and practices of orality; tourism as an arena of image-making and historical construction; museums as sites of heritage production for a new South Africa; photographs, archival meanings, and the construction of the social documentary; the centenary commemorations of the South African War and the making of race. The authors not only witnessed many of these instances of history-making but were also participants in their constitution
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Witz, Leslie
Dewey number
968.0072
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Minkley, Gary
  • Rassool, Ciraj
Series statement
African Perspectives
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  • South Africa
  • South Africa
  • South Africa
  • South Africa
  • South Africa
Label
Unsettled History : Making South African Public Pasts, Leslie Witz, Gary Minkley, and Ciraj Rassool
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 274-304) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1 South Africa and the Unsettling of History / Ciraj Rassool -- ch. 2 Oral History in South Africa: A Country Report / Leslie Witz -- ch. 3 The 1952 Jan van Riebeeck Tercentenary Festival: Constructing and Contesting Public National History in South Africa / Leslie Witz -- ch. 4 Tourist Memories of Africa / Gary Minkley -- ch. 5 The Castle, the Gallery, the Sanatorium, and the Petrol Station: Curating a South African Nation in the Museum / Gary Minkley -- ch. 6 Photography with a Difference: Leon Levson's Camera Studies and Photographic Exhibitions of Native Life in South Africa, 1947 -- 50 / Ciraj Rassool -- ch. 7 No End of a [History] Lesson: Preparations for the Anglo-Boer War Centenary Commemoration / Ciraj Rassool -- ch. 8 Sources and Genealogies of the New Museum: The Living Fossil, the Photograph, and the Speaking Subject / Ciraj Rassool -- ch. 9 Heritage and the Post-antiapartheid / Ciraj Rassool
Control code
ocn959274675
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 312 pages
Isbn
9780472073344
Lccn
2017448065
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • BK0019602838
  • (OCoLC)959274675
Label
Unsettled History : Making South African Public Pasts, Leslie Witz, Gary Minkley, and Ciraj Rassool
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 274-304) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1 South Africa and the Unsettling of History / Ciraj Rassool -- ch. 2 Oral History in South Africa: A Country Report / Leslie Witz -- ch. 3 The 1952 Jan van Riebeeck Tercentenary Festival: Constructing and Contesting Public National History in South Africa / Leslie Witz -- ch. 4 Tourist Memories of Africa / Gary Minkley -- ch. 5 The Castle, the Gallery, the Sanatorium, and the Petrol Station: Curating a South African Nation in the Museum / Gary Minkley -- ch. 6 Photography with a Difference: Leon Levson's Camera Studies and Photographic Exhibitions of Native Life in South Africa, 1947 -- 50 / Ciraj Rassool -- ch. 7 No End of a [History] Lesson: Preparations for the Anglo-Boer War Centenary Commemoration / Ciraj Rassool -- ch. 8 Sources and Genealogies of the New Museum: The Living Fossil, the Photograph, and the Speaking Subject / Ciraj Rassool -- ch. 9 Heritage and the Post-antiapartheid / Ciraj Rassool
Control code
ocn959274675
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 312 pages
Isbn
9780472073344
Lccn
2017448065
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • BK0019602838
  • (OCoLC)959274675

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