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Uncertain Curature

by Carolyn Hamilton | 15 April 2015
Category: General History
Synopsis
Uncertain Curature is a volume of bold and original explorations of the archive-the past, our material inheritance-and the ways it is displayed, interpreted, and given meaning in the postcolonial world of South Africa. This operation on the past, what the authors have called "curature," can be seen as the postcolony's way of rescripting its own history, which is both a trauma to be dealt with and a resource for the future. The idea of curation is beautifully explored in a series of chapters, whose subjects include a controversial Bushman diorama, a cache of negatives found in a disused mining hostel, fieldwork photographs of the exhumation of children's bodies from an archaeological dig, artefacts and images of "the Zulu" in Oxford's Pitt Rivers Museum, artists' depictions of Steve Biko's corpse, the colonial inheritance of Victoriana and the queen herself, and anti-apartheid black-centered films.
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Synopsis
Uncertain Curature is a volume of bold and original explorations of the archive-the past, our material inheritance-and the ways it is displayed, interpreted, and given meaning in the postcolonial world of South Africa. This operation on the past, what the authors have called "curature," can be seen as the postcolony's way of rescripting its own history, which is both a trauma to be dealt with and a resource for the future. The idea of curation is beautifully explored in a series of chapters, whose subjects include a controversial Bushman diorama, a cache of negatives found in a disused mining hostel, fieldwork photographs of the exhumation of children's bodies from an archaeological dig, artefacts and images of "the Zulu" in Oxford's Pitt Rivers Museum, artists' depictions of Steve Biko's corpse, the colonial inheritance of Victoriana and the queen herself, and anti-apartheid black-centered films.
€23.73
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Product Details

ISBN - 9781431406296
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Published - 15/04/2015
Categories - All, Books, History and Politics, History Books, General History
No. of Pages - 384
Weight - 1584
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Series - - Not Available
Page Size - 25
Language - en-US
Readership Age - Not Available
Table of Contents - Not Available

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