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Title:The changing politics of slave heritage in the Western Cape, South Africa
Author:Worden, NigelISNI
Year:2009
Periodical:The Journal of African History
Volume:50
Issue:1
Pages:23-40
Language:English
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:slavery
commemorations
cultural heritage
Link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/40206696
Abstract:Changes that have taken place in the ways in which the slave past has been remembered and commemorated in the Western Cape region of South Africa provide insight into the politics of identity in this locality. During most of the twentieth century, public awareness of slave heritage was well buried, but the ending of apartheid provided a new impetus to acknowledge and memorialize the slave past. This engagement in public history has been a vexed process, reflecting contested concepts of knowledge and the use of heritage as both a resource and a weapon in contemporary South African identity struggles. Notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]
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