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.
The authors take the reader with them on a journey to these sites of historical production, in which complex ideas about pasts are invoked. Simultaneously, they embark upon a journey to understand the agencies of image-making and memory production. Going beyond the conventional binaries between source and narrative, the oral and the written, Unsettled History explores different domains of historical production, image-making and the relationships between them.
Publisher: The University of Michigan Press
Number of pages: 328
Weight: 612 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 30 mm
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