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Troubling Images - Visual Culture and the Politics of Afrikaner Nationalism (Paperback) Loot Price: R407
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Troubling Images - Visual Culture and the Politics of Afrikaner Nationalism (Paperback): Brenda Schmahmann, Lize Robbroeck

Troubling Images - Visual Culture and the Politics of Afrikaner Nationalism (Paperback)

Brenda Schmahmann, Lize Robbroeck; Federico Freschi, Brenda Schmahmann, Lize Robbroeck, Michael Godby, Theo Sonnekus, Gary Baines, Albert Grundlingh

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Emerging in the late nineteenth century and gaining currency in the 1930s and 1940s, Afrikaner nationalist fervour underpinned the establishment of white Afrikaner political and cultural domination during South Africa's apartheid years. Focusing on manifestations of Afrikaner nationalism in paintings, sculptures, monuments, buildings, cartoons, photographs, illustrations and exhibitions, Troubling Images offers a critical account of the role of art and visual culture in the construction of a unified Afrikaner imaginary, which helped secure hegemonic claims to the nation-state. This insightful volume examines the implications of metaphors and styles deployed in visual culture, and considers how the design, production, collecting and commissioning of objects, images and architecture were informed by Afrikaner nationalist imperatives and ideals. While some chapters focus only on instances of adherence to Afrikaner nationalism, others consider articulations of dissent and criticism. By 'troubling' these images: looking at them, teasing out their meanings, and connecting them to a political and social project that still has a major impact on the present moment, the authors engage with the ways in which an Afrikaner nationalist inheritance is understood and negotiated in contemporary South Africa. They examine the management of its material effects in contemporary art, in archives, the commemorative landscape and the built environment. Troubling Images adds to current debates about the histories and ideological underpinnings of nationalism and is particularly relevant in the current context of globalism and diaspora, resurgent nationalisms and calls for decolonisation.


Imprint: Wits University Press
Country of origin: South Africa
Release date: February 2020
Editors: Brenda Schmahmann • Lize Robbroeck
Authors: Federico Freschi • Brenda Schmahmann • Lize Robbroeck • Michael Godby • Theo Sonnekus • Gary Baines • Albert Grundlingh
Dimensions: 245 x 171 x 20mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 314
ISBN-13: 978-1-77614-471-6
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > African history > General
Books > History > African history > General
LSN: 1-77614-471-6
Barcode: 9781776144716

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