In whose name?: on statues, place and pain in South Africa

SOURCE: Exchanging symbols: monuments and memorials in post-apartheid South Africa
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2020
TITLE AUTHOR(S): A.Mahali
SOURCE EDITOR(S): A.Nettleton, M.A.Fubah
KEYWORDS: COLONIALISM, HERITAGE, MONUMENTS, POST APARTHEID SOUTH AFRICA, STATUES
DEPARTMENT: Inclusive Economic Development (IED)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 11262

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Abstract

This chapter asks how people make sense of their interaction with place and so-called objects of cultural heritage and illustrates why, in a South African context, statues and monuments are not just inanimate, innocuous things. They are loaded with meaning, histories and the pain of a traumatic past.