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Title:Landscape of memory: commemorative monuments, memorials and public statuary in post-apartheid South-Africa
Author:Marschall, SabineISNI
Series:Afrika-Studiecentrum series (ISSN 1570-9310)
City of publisher:Leiden
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:conservation of cultural heritage
anti-apartheid resistance
External link:https://hdl.handle.net/1887/18536
Abstract:Under the aegis of the postapartheid government, much emphasis has been placed on the transformation and democratization 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 nationbuilding. This book critically investigates the flourishing monument phenomenon, notably the political discourses that fuel it, its impact on identity formation, its potential benefits, and its ambivalences and contractions. [ASC Leiden abstract]