Remembering the Nation, Dismembering Women?: Stories of the South African Transition

Remembering the Nation, Dismembering Women?: Stories of the South African Transition by Meg Samuelson epub pdf fb2

Title: Remembering the Nation, Dismembering Women?: Stories of the South African Transition
Author: Meg Samuelson
ISBN10: 1869141202
ISBN13: 978-1869141202
Publisher: University Of KwaZulu-Natal Press (July 1, 2007)
Language: English
Subcategory: Africa
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Pages: 282 pages
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Remembering the Nation, Dismembering Women?: Stories of the South African Transition by Meg Samuelson


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Remembering the Nation, Dismembering Women? explores the ways in which the imaginative reconstruction of post-apartheid South Africa as a 'rainbow nation' has been produced from images of women that dismember their bodies and disremember their historical presence. From Krotoa-Eva and Sarah Bartmann to Nongqawuse and Winnie Mandela, author Meg Samuelson tackles the figurations of some of the most controversial and significant women in the making of modern South Africa. Drawing on feminist, postcolonial, and post-structuralist theory, and close textual readings of literary and cultural texts produced during the first decade of democracy, her analysis offers a provocative critique of the formation of nationalist and feminist collectivities.