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Title Race, memory and the Apartheid archive : towards a transformative psychosocial praxis / edited by Garth Stevens, Norman Duncan and Derek Hook
Published [Basingstoke?] : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013


Description 1 online resource (xviii, 367 pages)
Series Studies in the psychosocial
Studies in the psychosocial (Palgrave MacMillan (Firm))
Contents Foreword; Philomena Essed -- Introduction -- 1. The Apartheid Archive Project, the Psychosocial and Political Praxis; Garth Stevens, Norman Duncan and Derek Hook -- Section Introduction: Theorising the Archive; Leswin Laubscher -- 2. Memory, Narrative and Voice as Liberatory Praxis in the Apartheid Archive; Garth Stevens, Norman Duncan and Christopher C. Sonn -- 3. Working with the Apartheid Archive; Leswin Laubscher -- 4. Transitioning Racialised Spaces; Carol Long -- Section Introduction: Whiteness, Blackness & the Diasporic Other; Brett Bowman -- 5. Unsettling Whiteness; Gillian Straker -- 6. Archiving White Lives, Historicising Whiteness; Kopano Ratele and Leswin Laubscher -- 7. Engaging with the Apartheid Archive Project; Christopher C. Sonn -- 8. On Animal Mediators and Psychoanalytic Reading Practice; Derek Hook -- Section Introduction: Race, Gender and Sexuality in the Archive; Carol Long -- 9. Intersections of 'Race', Sex and Gender in Narratives on Apartheid; Tamara Shefer -- 10. Desire, Fear and Entitlement; Kopano Ratele and Tamara Shefer -- 11. Gendered Subjectivities and Relational References in Black Women's Narratives of Apartheid Racism; LaKeasha G. Sullivan and Garth Stevens -- Section Introduction: Method in the Archive; Christopher C. Sonn -- 12. On Genealogical Approaches to Working with the Apartheid Archive; Brett Bowman and Derek Hook -- 13. How do we 'Treat' Apartheid History?; Derek Hook -- 14. Self-Consciousness and Impression Management in the Authoring of Apartheid Related Narratives; Gillian Eagle and Brett Bowman -- 15. Decolonisation, Critical Methodologies and Why Stories Matter; Christopher C. Sonn, Garth Stevens and Norman Duncan -- 16. From the White Interior to an Exterior Blackness; David Pavn-Cullar and Ian Parker
Summary For decades the global gaze on South African society invariably focused on it as a symbol of the inevitable excesses of social engineering, racism and violence under the apartheid dispensation; with astonishment at the apparent exceptionalism of the 'miracle' transition that occurred to democratic rule and the dismantling of apartheid; and more recently, on the resurgence of newer manifestations of racialisation and violence in post-apartheid South Africa. "Race, Memory and the Apartheid Archive: Towards a Transformative Psychosocial Praxis" recognises and confronts this complex history of racialised oppression, as well as the future possibilities and impossibilities of transforming South African society through a re-engagement with the apartheid archive - an archive that holds the promise of not only revisiting and augmenting our history through the storied lives of ordinary citizens, but also allows us to understand the continued impact of this past on our present social, subjective and psychological realities. Located within a psychosocial approach that is uniquely suited to the socio-historical and psychical analysis of racism, this book relies mainly on the memories, stories and narratives of ordinary people, submitted to the Apartheid Archive Project, as its source material. It provokes us into thinking about racism as grounded as much in affective as in macro-political means, in the functioning of both intrapsychic and material forms, perpetuated as much in private as in institutional domains, and the ways in which these understandings can contribute to social transformation
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from title from title details screen (Palgrave Connect, viewed Oct. 21, 2013)
Subject Psychoanalysis and racism -- South Africa
Apartheid -- South Africa.
National liberation & independence, post-colonialism -- c 1945 to c 2000 (Post-war period) -- Republic of South Africa.
Social discrimination & inequality -- c 1945 to c 2000 (Post-war period) -- Republic of South Africa.
Social, group or collective psychology -- c 1945 to c 2000 (Post-war period) -- Republic of South Africa.
African history -- c 1945 to c 2000 (Post-war period) -- Republic of South Africa.
Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000 -- c 1945 to c 2000 (Post-war period) -- Republic of South Africa.
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS -- Life Stages -- General.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Developmental -- General.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Developmental -- Lifespan Development.
PSYCHOLOGY -- General.
Psychoanalysis and racism.
Race relations.
Social conditions
National liberation & independence, post-colonialism -- Republic of South Africa -- Later 20th century c 1950 to c 1999.
Social discrimination & equal treatment -- Republic of South Africa -- Later 20th century c 1950 to c 1999.
Social, group or collective psychology -- Republic of South Africa -- Later 20th century c 1950 to c 1999.
African history -- Republic of South Africa -- Later 20th century c 1950 to c 1999.
South Africa -- Race relations.
South Africa -- Social conditions -- 20th century
South Africa.
Form Electronic book
Author Stevens, Garth, editor.
Duncan, Norman (Professor of psychology), editor.
Hook, Derek, editor.
ISBN 9781137263902