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Textual Memories: Autobiographical Writing in a Time of Uncertainty

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/9780816682997.003.0008
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

The birth of the ‘new South Africa’ has brought with it a proliferation of commentaries and essays, autobiographies, memoirs, and personal reminiscences, and realist documentaries that explore the ... 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


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


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


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


Epilogue: History and Heritage

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/9780816682997.003.0009
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This concluding chapter investigates the tension between history and heritage – what one scholar referred to as “twins separated at birth”: while their origins are identical, the trajectories of ... More


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


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 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


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