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The Resource Becoming worthy ancestors : archive, public deliberation and identity in South Africa, edited by Xolela Mangcu, (electronic resource)

Becoming worthy ancestors : archive, public deliberation and identity in South Africa, edited by Xolela Mangcu, (electronic resource)

Label
Becoming worthy ancestors : archive, public deliberation and identity in South Africa
Title
Becoming worthy ancestors
Title remainder
archive, public deliberation and identity in South Africa
Statement of responsibility
edited by Xolela Mangcu
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Why does it matter that nations should care for their archives, and that they should develop a sense of shared identity? And why should these processes take place in the public domain? How can nations possibly speak about a shared sense of identity in pluralistic societies where individuals and groups have multiple identities? And how can such conversations be given relevance in public discussions of reconciliation and development in South Africa? These are the issues that the Public Conversations lecture series - an initiative of the Constitution of Public Intellectual Life Project at Wits University - proceeded from in 2006. Five years later, cross currents in contemporary South Africa have made the resumption of a public debate to clarify the meanings of identity and citizenship even more imperative, and an understanding of ‘archive’ even more urgent. The 2006 lectures were subsequently collected, resulting in this volume which takes its title from Weber’s point, elaborated on in the chapter by Benedict Anderson, that the future asks us to be worthy ancestors to the yet unborn. The book, as did the lecture series, aims to reach a broad and informed reading public because the topic is still of pressing interest in contemporary public discourse. In a changed (and, some might say, degraded) environment of public dialogue, the editor hopes to inspire a re-thinking of the very essence of what it means to be a citizen of South Africa. Becoming Worthy Ancestors aims to make accessible the theoretically informed, sometimes highly academic work of its various contributors. With chapters from high profile international and local contributors, it will be of interest to South African and international audiences. Editing for publication has further enhanced the accessibility of each speaker’s thinking without forfeiting any of its complexity, and the addition of an introductory chapter by the editor contributes to the coherence of the volume. While the target audience is the broad public, the book is based on a core of academic thinking and research.--
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Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1966-
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Mangcu, Xolela
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Collective memory
  • Identity politics
  • Civil rights movements
  • South Africa
Label
Becoming worthy ancestors : archive, public deliberation and identity in South Africa, edited by Xolela Mangcu, (electronic resource)
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http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781868145577/type/BOOK
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Evidentiary genocide : intersections of race, power and the archive / Xolela Mangcu -- The transmission lines of the new African movement / Ntongela Masilela -- Some do contest the assertion that I am an African / Frederick van Zyl Slabbert -- Africa in Europe, Egypt in Greece / Martin Bernal -- Unconquered and insubordinate : embracing black feminist intellectual activist legacies / Pumla Dineo Gqola -- Identity, politics and the archive / Kwame Anthony Appiah -- The goodness of nations / Benedict Anderson -- Why archive matters : archive, public deliberation and citizenship / Carolyn Hamilton
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CR9781868145577
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 168 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781868145577
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)912309758
Label
Becoming worthy ancestors : archive, public deliberation and identity in South Africa, edited by Xolela Mangcu, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781868145577/type/BOOK
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Evidentiary genocide : intersections of race, power and the archive / Xolela Mangcu -- The transmission lines of the new African movement / Ntongela Masilela -- Some do contest the assertion that I am an African / Frederick van Zyl Slabbert -- Africa in Europe, Egypt in Greece / Martin Bernal -- Unconquered and insubordinate : embracing black feminist intellectual activist legacies / Pumla Dineo Gqola -- Identity, politics and the archive / Kwame Anthony Appiah -- The goodness of nations / Benedict Anderson -- Why archive matters : archive, public deliberation and citizenship / Carolyn Hamilton
Control code
CR9781868145577
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 168 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781868145577
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)912309758

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