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Race, memory and the apartheid archive : Towards a psychosocial Praxis

Race, memory and the apartheid archive : Towards a psychosocial Praxis

Publisher : Wits University Press
SKU: 9781868147564
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For decades the global gaze on South African society invariably focused on it as a symbol of the inevitable excesses of social engineering, racism and violence under the apartheid dispensation; with astonishment at the apparent exceptionalism of the `miracle' transition that occurred to democratic rule and the dismantling of apartheid.
For decades the global gaze on South African society invariably focused on it as a symbol of the inevitable excesses of social engineering, racism and violence under the apartheid dispensation; with astonishment at the apparent exceptionalism of the `miracle' transition that occurred to democratic rule and the dismantling of apartheid; and, more recently, on the resurgence of newer manifestations of racialisation and violence in post-apartheid South Africa. This book recognises and confronts this complex history of racialised oppression, as well as the future possibilities and impossibilities of transforming South African society through a reengagement with the apartheid archive - an archive that allows us to understand the continued impact of the past on our present social, subjective and psychological realities. Located within a psychosocial approach that is uniquely suited to the socio-historical and psychical analysis of racism, this book relies mainly on the memories, stories and narratives of ordinary people, submitted to the Apartheid Archive Project, as its source material. It provokes us into thinking about racism as grounded as much in affective as in macro-political means, in the functioning of both intrapsychic and material forms, perpetuated as much in private as in institutional domains.
Products specifications
ISBN13 9781868147564
Publisher Wits University Press
Contributor Edited by Garth Stevens, Edited by Norman Duncan, Edited by Derek Hook
Publication Date 2014-01-13
Language English
Format Paperback / softback
Pages 320
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 216 X 138 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 465000
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For decades the global gaze on South African society invariably focused on it as a symbol of the inevitable excesses of social engineering, racism and violence under the apartheid dispensation; with astonishment at the apparent exceptionalism of the `miracle' transition that occurred to democratic rule and the dismantling of apartheid; and, more recently, on the resurgence of newer manifestations of racialisation and violence in post-apartheid South Africa. This book recognises and confronts this complex history of racialised oppression, as well as the future possibilities and impossibilities of transforming South African society through a reengagement with the apartheid archive - an archive that allows us to understand the continued impact of the past on our present social, subjective and psychological realities. Located within a psychosocial approach that is uniquely suited to the socio-historical and psychical analysis of racism, this book relies mainly on the memories, stories and narratives of ordinary people, submitted to the Apartheid Archive Project, as its source material. It provokes us into thinking about racism as grounded as much in affective as in macro-political means, in the functioning of both intrapsychic and material forms, perpetuated as much in private as in institutional domains.
Products specifications
ISBN13 9781868147564
Publisher Wits University Press
Contributor Edited by Garth Stevens, Edited by Norman Duncan, Edited by Derek Hook
Publication Date 2014-01-13
Language English
Format Paperback / softback
Pages 320
Product Dimensions (H x W x L) in mm 216 X 138 X 210
Shipping Weight (grams) 465000
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