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History after apartheid - Visual culture and public memory in a democratic South Africa (Paperback) Loot Price: R279
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History after apartheid - Visual culture and public memory in a democratic South Africa (Paperback)

Annie E. Coombes; Edited by Prince Mbusi Dube

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The democratic election of Nelson Mandela as president of South Africa in 1994 marked the demise of apartheid and the beginning of a new struggle to define the nation's past. History after apartheid analyzes how, in the midst of the momentous shift to an inclusive democracy, South Africa's visual and material culture represented the past while at the same time contributing to the process of social transformation. Considering the attempts to invent and recover historical icons and narratives, art historian Annie E. Coombes examines how strategies for embodying different models of historical knowledge and experience are negotiated in public culture - in monuments, museums, and contemporary fine art. History after apartheid explores the dilemmas posed by a wide range of visual and material culture including key South African heritage sites. How prominent should Nelson Mandela and the African National Congress be in the museum at the infamous political prison on Robben Island? How should the postapartheid government deal with the Voortrekker Monument mythologizing the Boer Trek of 1838? Coombes highlights the contradictory investment in these sites among competing constituencies and the tensions involved in the rush to produce new histories for the 'new' South Africa.

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Imprint: Wits University Press
Country of origin: South Africa
Release date: August 2004
Authors: Annie E. Coombes
Editors: Prince Mbusi Dube
Dimensions: 230 x 155 x 21mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 366
ISBN-13: 978-1-86814-407-5
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > The arts: general issues
Books > Humanities > History
Books > Arts & Architecture > The arts: general issues > General
Books > Humanities > History > African history
Books > Humanities > History > African history > General
Books > History > African history
Books > History > African history > General
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LSN: 1-86814-407-0
Barcode: 9781868144075

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