Living through the legacy : the Apartheid Archive Project and the possibilities for psychosocial transformation

Show simple item record Duncan, Norman Stevens, Garth Canham, Hugo 2015-02-17T07:06:11Z 2015-02-17T07:06:11Z 2014-09
dc.description.abstract The Apartheid Archive Project is an ongoing, collaborative research project that focuses on the collection of personal stories and narrative accounts from ordinary South Africans about their experiences of racism during apartheid. The primary aim of this initiative is to provide a forum for differing sectors of South African society to share and reflect on their past experiences, in the hope that these will offer us an array of alternative entry points into the past, in addition to the accounts of historians and other scholars. Crucially, the project aspires not merely to record these accounts—in itself an important act of remembering different histories—but also to engage thoughtfully and theoretically with them. In these ways, the Apartheid Archive Project encourages both a commitment to personal and collective remembering, and a joint intellectual and political commitment to interrogating stories and narratives rather than simply accepting them at face value. An intellectual and political cornerstone of the project is to contribute to a form of critical psychosocial mnemonics. Critical psychosocial mnemonics is interested in engaging with those mechanisms and processes that facilitate individual and collective remembering; how these memories intersect with lived experiences and various histories; what they can temporally reveal about the past, the present and an imagined future; how they reflect and/or construct the psychological and social subject, intersubjectivity and intergroup relations; and how they may allow us to make critical, analytic commentaries about the social world and its psychological inscription. en_ZA
dc.description.librarian hb2015 en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship University of the Witwatersrand en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Duncan, N, Stevens, G & Canham, H 2014, 'Living through the legacy: the Apartheid Archive Project and the possibilities for psychosocial transformation', South African Journal of Psychology, vol. 44, no. 3, pp. 282-291. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0081-2463 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2078-208X (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1177/0081246314533636
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Sage en_ZA
dc.rights © The Author(s) 2014 en_ZA
dc.subject Apartheid Archive Project en_ZA
dc.subject Memory en_ZA
dc.subject Narratives en_ZA
dc.subject Psychosocial en_ZA
dc.subject Race en_ZA
dc.subject Racism en_ZA
dc.subject Stories en_ZA
dc.title Living through the legacy : the Apartheid Archive Project and the possibilities for psychosocial transformation en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA

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