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Commemorating and Forgetting: Challenges for the New South Africa

Martin J. Murray

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816682997
eISBN:
9781452948607
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816682997.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

The end of apartheid and the transition to parliamentary democracy brought to the surface a host of tensions that were long suppressed under white minority rule. Yet as the ‘new nation’ struggled to ... More


The Power of Collective Memory

Martin J. Murray

in Commemorating and Forgetting: Challenges for the New South Africa

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816682997
eISBN:
9781452948607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816682997.003.0002
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

In this chapter, I investigate how commemorative practices have always been deeply invested in the shaping of political and national identities, and the recasting of new memory-markers provides us ... More


Desegregating the Past: The Public Life of Memory in the United States and South Africa

Robyn Autry

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231177580
eISBN:
9780231542517
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231177580.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

At the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg, South Africa, visitors confront the past upon arrival. They must decide whether to enter the museum through a door marked "whites" or another marked ... More


Collective Memory in Place: The Voortrekker Monument and the Hector Pieterson Memorial

Martin J. Murray

in Commemorating and Forgetting: Challenges for the New South Africa

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816682997
eISBN:
9781452948607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816682997.003.0005
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

Focusing particular attention on two sites of memory – the Voortrekker Monument and the Hector Pieterson Memorial – enables us to critically examine both the parallels and divergent trajectories in ... More


Facing Backward, Looking Forward: The Politics of Remembering and Forgetting

Martin J. Murray

in Commemorating and Forgetting: Challenges for the New South Africa

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816682997
eISBN:
9781452948607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816682997.003.0004
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

With the collapse of white minority rule and the dismantling of apartheid, citizens of the ‘new South Africa’ are called upon to look two ways in time: back to the racially-divided past to confront ... More


Haunted Heritage: Visual Display at District Six and Robben Island

Martin J. Murray

in Commemorating and Forgetting: Challenges for the New South Africa

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816682997
eISBN:
9781452948607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816682997.003.0006
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

“Haunting” is a useful metaphorical device for calling attention to how it is that certain places instill a sense of possession, absence, and loss in the urban landscape. The sense of the spectral ... More


Memory Deviants: Breaking the Collective

Robyn Autry

in Desegregating the Past: The Public Life of Memory in the United States and South Africa

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231177580
eISBN:
9780231542517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231177580.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Chapter 4 asks, “What can deviant forms of remembering tell us about the normative project of collective remembrance?” This chapter draws on newspaper articles, blogs, and interviews to explore the ... More


Introduction: Memory and Amnesia after Apartheid

Martin J. Murray

in Commemorating and Forgetting: Challenges for the New South Africa

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816682997
eISBN:
9781452948607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816682997.003.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

The Introduction contextualizes apartheid, while discussing the making and meaning of collective memory.


The Curated Past: Remembering the Collective

Robyn Autry

in Desegregating the Past: The Public Life of Memory in the United States and South Africa

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231177580
eISBN:
9780231542517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231177580.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

In Chapter 2, I examine how violent histories are recounted through the lens of group identity formation in exhibitions. I discuss how relying on the conventions of collective storytelling—the rules ... More


White Lies: Mythmaking and Social Memory in the Service of White Minority Rule

Martin J. Murray

in Commemorating and Forgetting: Challenges for the New South Africa

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816682997
eISBN:
9781452948607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816682997.003.0003
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This chapter addresses a range of questions that investigate the origins of memory-making under white minority rule and how these discredited mnemonic devices linger in the present. What becomes of ... More


Remembering the Past in Nineteenth-Century Scotland: Commemoration, Nationality and Memory

James J. Coleman

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748676903
eISBN:
9781474405966
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748676903.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

At a time when the Union between Scotland and England is once again under the spotlight, Remembering the Past in Nineteenth-Century Scotland examines the way in which Scotland’s national heroes were ... More


Managing Collective Representations

Robyn Autry

in Desegregating the Past: The Public Life of Memory in the United States and South Africa

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231177580
eISBN:
9780231542517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231177580.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Chapter 3 treats the museum not only as a site of memory, but also as a site of employment. It considers how the collective representations require management over time, focusing on some of the banal ... More


The Armenian Genocide: Forensic Intervention, Narrative, and the Historical Record

Roxana Ferllini

in Excavating Memory: Sites of Remembering and Forgetting

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813061603
eISBN:
9780813051222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061603.003.0017
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Today, Armenians across the globe honor the cultural remembrance of the Armenian genocide. This is significant given that the victims of this historical event remain largely forgotten by the ... More


INTRODUCTION: Counterinsurgency and the Uses of History

David Fitzgerald

in Learning to Forget: US Army Counterinsurgency Doctrine and Practice from Vietnam to Iraq

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780804785815
eISBN:
9780804786423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785815.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This introduction examines the literature on the complicated relationship between the US Army and counterinsurgency before seeking an explanation for that relationship in the broader field on US ... More


Sites of Memory of the 1980 Military Coup in Turkey

Derya Firat

in Excavating Memory: Sites of Remembering and Forgetting

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813061603
eISBN:
9780813051222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061603.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The 1980 military coup is a milestone in Turkish history. While more than thirty years have passed since the event, a review of contemporary debates on the subject reveals an urgent need to confront ... More


Conclusion: Museumification of Memory

Robyn Autry

in Desegregating the Past: The Public Life of Memory in the United States and South Africa

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231177580
eISBN:
9780231542517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231177580.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Finally, in the conclusion, I revisit the puzzle of collective memory and the politics of representation or the “museumification of memory.” This chapter argues that memory and identity become ... More


A Lark for the Sake of Their Country: The 1926 General Strike Volunteers in Folklore and Memory

Rachelle Saltzman

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780719079771
eISBN:
9781781704080
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079771.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

A lark for the sake of their country tells the tale of the upper and middle-class ‘volunteers’ in Great Britain's 1926 General Strike. With behaviour derived from their play traditions – the larks, ... More


Makeshift Memorials: Marking Time with Vernacular Remembrance

Martin J. Murray

in Commemorating and Forgetting: Challenges for the New South Africa

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816682997
eISBN:
9781452948607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816682997.003.0007
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

The vernacular and monumental are intertwined at sites of collective memory, and ambiguity and fluidity mark the boundaries that separate them both analytically and symbolically. While there are ... More


Oyster Spat and Live Oaks—Memories

Marianne E. Krasny and Keith G. Tidball

in Civic Ecology: Adaptation and Transformation from the Ground Up

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028653
eISBN:
9780262327169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028653.003.0005
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Biological memories consist of the biological or genetic material needed to recolonize an ecosystem. They are the remnant populations of plants and animals that civic ecology stewards use to restore ... More


Conclusion: in a minority of one?

Sarah Campbell

in Gerry Fitt and the SDLP: 'In a minority of one'

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719096105
eISBN:
9781781708408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096105.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The book concludes by examining Gerry Fitt’s place and legacy in the Northern minority’s political memory by drawing on Bridget Fowler’s pioneering work on obituaries as a form of collective memory ... More


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