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The Heritage of Heritage

Daniel Herwitz

in Heritage, Culture, and Politics in the Postcolony

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160186
eISBN:
9780231530729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160186.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter discusses the recontextualization of past events evident in the heritages displayed in museums. Groups of men and women, especially those who are living in postcolonial nations, have ... More


Monument, Ruin, and Redress in South African Heritage

Daniel Herwitz

in Heritage, Culture, and Politics in the Postcolony

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160186
eISBN:
9780231530729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160186.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter discusses one of South Africa's national narratives, its democratic transition in the 1990s, in relation to the notion of demonumentalizing—the act of providing a sense of national ... More


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