Landscape of Memory. Commemorative monuments, memorials and public statuary in post-apartheid South-Africa

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Landscape of Memory. Commemorative monuments, memorials and public statuary in post-apartheid South-Africa

Type: Book (monograph)
Title: Landscape of Memory. Commemorative monuments, memorials and public statuary in post-apartheid South-Africa
Author: Marschall,S.
Pages: 407
Publisher: Brill, Leiden [etc.]
Issue Date: 2010
Keywords: South Africa; Africa
Abstract: Under the aegis of post-apartheid government, much emphasis has been placed on the transformation and democratisation of the heritage sector in South Africa. The emergent new landscape of memory comprises a host of commemorative monuments, memorials and statues installed since 1994 to create a shared public history with the purported aim of reconciliation and nation-building. This book critically investigates the flourishing monument phenomenon, notably the political discourses that fuel it; its impact on identity formation, its potential benefits, and most importantly its ambivalences and contractions. Sabine Marschall, Dr.Phil. (1992) in History of Art, Eberhardt-Karls Universität Tübingen, is Associate Professor of and programme director of Cultural and Hertitage Tourism at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa. She has published extensively on South African art, architecture, cultural heritage and commemoration.
Series/Report no.: Afrika-Studiecentrum series, ISSN 1570-9310 ; vol. 15
ISBN: 978-90-04-17856-4
Other Identifiers: oai:ascleiden.nl:075287668:313
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/18536
 

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