By Nick Shepherd

This floor breaking new paintings attracts jointly a cross-section of South African students to supply a full of life and finished overview of the under-researched quarter of history perform following the creation of the nationwide historical past assets Act. the day-by-day background debates, from naming streets to initiatives akin to the Gateway to Robben Island, wish strains addresses the cutting edge innovations that experience emerged within the perform of defining, opting for and constructing background websites. In a special multi-disciplinary strategy, contributions are featured from a vast spectrum of fields, together with the equipped setting and public tradition and schooling. Showcasing paintings from travel operators and museum curators along that of university-based students, this publication is a finished and singularly authoritative quantity that charts the advance of latest and emergent public cultures in post-apartheid South Africa throughout the making and unmaking of its city areas. This pioneering number of essays and case reviews is an vital consultant for these operating inside of or learning historical past perform.

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